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Author Topic: Vanguard Vs. Iwatch  (Read 5793 times)


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Vanguard Vs. Iwatch
« on: September 13, 2009, 12:51:53 PM »

Hi all,

I have Active Home Pro on my computer, I then added Vanguard. Once I added Vanguard it messed up my system so bad, that I had to reload windows to fix the problem (twice!). Computer is ONLY used for home security. No other programs are on it (except LogMeIn).

OK, so that does not work. I am now looking at adding the Iwatch module to my AHP. What are the trade offs? What does Vanguard do that the Iwatch does not do, or the other way around???

Or is it just more $$$$$.

THANKS for ANY help or advice.



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Re: Vanguard Vs. Iwatch
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 04:30:59 AM »

You can use Iwatch its better then venguard . To use Iwatch

iWatch is very simple to use, suppose you want to watch the change in /etc filesystem, you just need to run it in the console

$ iwatch /etc

and iwatch will tell you if something changes in this directory. And if you want to be notified per email:

$ iwatch -m admin@smsgw.local /etc

In this case, the admin will get email notification (maybe you can use your sms gateway account, so you will be alarmed immediately anytime and anywhere). And if you want to monitor many difference directories you can use a configuration file. This configuration file is an xml file with an easy understandable structure.

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  <guard email="iwatch@localhost" name="iWatch"/>
    <title>Operating System</title>
    <contactpoint email="admin@localhost" name="admin"/>
    <path type="single">/etc</path>
    <path type="single">/sbin</path>
    <path type="recursive">/dev</path>
    <path type="exception">/dev/pts</path>
    <contactpoint email="webmaster@localhost" name="webmaster"/>
    <path type="recursive">/var/www/localhost/htdocs</path>
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2010, 12:35:58 PM by arefin1 »


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Re: Vanguard Vs. Iwatch
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 03:13:43 PM »

Thanks Arefin1.
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