IPFire – The Initial Build (Firewall | Router| Proxy | Gateway)…

IPFire is a hardened open source Linux distribution that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. It’s a standalone firewall system with a web-based management console for configuration.

In short a Good Open-source firewall /proxy that can be used at home. Easy 2 install & Easy 2 use?

There are many open-source distros available today that could serve as a proxy or firewall. We are not saying IPFire is the only firewall/proxy distro. However, if you looking for an easy install system with many add-ons for home or small office use look no further. In this walk though will show you how to install the IPFire Open Source Firewall. Use it as your personal firewall gateway and proxy server.

For more information on IPFire visit https://www.ipfire.org

Installing Kali Linux on Windows 10

In this walk through we will show you how to install Kali Linux on Windows 10 / Or any Linux distributions offered via the store

More about Kali Linux App: https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-in-the-windows-app-store/

How to install any Linux distributions offered via the Windows store.

Windows build 16215 or later required. For more detailed information follow the Microsoft link here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

OSSEC Open Source HIDS

— Refer to our UPDATED guide for OSSEC! —

OSSEC Open Source HIDS – Server, Web Interface & Windows Client Install.

This walk through will show you how to install OSSEC HIDS Server with Web User Interface. Configure the WUI and instal the client on a Windows machine.

Steps: PdfOSSEC OPEN SOURCE HIDS or follow below.


Url’s used: http://www.ossec.net/ / http://www.ossec.net/downloads/ / https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids / https://github.com/ossec/ossec-wui


Assuming you have an existing Ubuntu 18.04 Server setup.

  1. Update & Install some base applications

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt upgrade

$ sudo apt install -y php php-cli php-common libapache2-mod-php apache2- _utils sendmail inotify-tools apache2 build-essential gcc make wget tar _

  1. Enable rewrite, Apache & Start Apache $ sudo systemctl enable apache2

$ sudo systemctl start apache2

$ sudo a2enmod rewrite

  1. Lets get the OSSEC Software and install it

$ wget https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids

$ tar -xvzf 3.1.0.tar.gz

$ cd ossec-hids-3.1.0/

$ sudo sh ./install.sh

  1. Service options & start

Usage: ./ossec-control {start|stop|reload|restart|status|enable|disable} $ sudo / var/ossec/bin/ossec-control start

  1. Installing the OSSEC web User Interface.

$cd /tmp/

$ sudo git clone https://github.com/ossec/ossec-wui.git $ sudo mv /tmp/ossecwui /var/www/html

$ cd /var/www/html/ossec-wui

$ sudo ./setup.sh

5.1 Permissions

$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/ossec-wui/ $ sudo

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/ossec-wui/

$ cd /

$ sudo systemctl restart apache2

5.2 Open browser and navigate to http://your-servers-ip/ossec-wui

  1. Lets add our first agent (Windows)

From your-ossec-server

$sudo /var/ossec/bin/manage_agents

Download the agent for you Windows client Open your browser and navigate to http://www.ossec.net/downloads.html