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Unknown configuration directive ‘VRootEngine’ on /etc/proftpd.conf

I have been using Proftpd on CentOS 6 along with webmin for long time. Today, Proftpd process stopped un-expectedly and when I tried to start it, it just FAILED…! CentOS Version:    6.5 x86_64 Webmin Version:   1.73 ProFtp Version:     proftpd-1.3.4a-1.el6.rf.x86_64 (came with CentOS YUM repo)   Error faced when entered “/usr/sbin/proftpd” command:   Solution: To resolve this issue, I googled alot …

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Installing and Configuring Snare Agent on Hosts


In this tutorial, I will be installing and configuring snare agent on hosts for monitoring them with OSSIM Open-source SIEM. Let’s get started… – Download Snare Client edition from:    – Enable Snare Plugin on OSSIM Server by Installing Snare Agent on Windows Client: – Current latest file Downloaded is “SnareForWindows-” – Execute downloaded “SnareForWindows-XXXX-MultiArchOpenSource.exe“. – Select option “Yes” when setup …

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Configuring Nagios on Client for OSSIM


In this tutorial, I am going to install Nagios on Windows and Linux Hosts to monitor them with AlienVault OSSIM SIEM for 24 x 7 Availability check. Configuring Nagios on Client for OSSIM: 1- Install latest version of: – NSClient++ on windows hosts. Download from: . – NRPE Plugins is required with Nagios Plugins on Linux/Unix hosts. Download …

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Configuring OSSEC Clients with OSSIM


Adding OSSEC Agents for Vulnerability and Files Integrity Scanning: In this tutorial I’ll be installing OSSEC agents on Windows and Linux Client machines to be monitored by OSSIM SIEM. For configuring OSSEC clients with OSSIM, we need OSSEC agent be downloaded and installed on hosts, but first, we’ll enable/activate OSSEC Plugin on OSSIM Server. To enable OSSEC Plugin on OSSIM …

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Installing and Configuring AlienVault OSSIM OpenSource SIEM


In this tutorial, I’ll be installing and configuring AlienVault OSSIM OpenSource SIEM. Its current latest version is 4.14.0. I have downloaded its ISO image from alienvault official website, you may download AlienVault OSSIM from following given official link:   Installation of AlienVault OSSIM:   AlienVault OSSIM Download: Now, I’ll be demonstrating OSSIM installation step-by-step. 1- First of all, burn …

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