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Re: Checksumming layer

On Friday 11 January 2008 06:44, Jeremy Sanders wrote:
> Jordi Prats wrote:
> > You could use tripwire to check periodically all files instead of relay
> > on the file system for that task. (I think no file system does this
> > checking by now)
> That's a possible idea.
> I would have thought it would be relatively simple to write a block device
> which acted a layer between the file system and real block device. I
> suppose the difficultly is getting all the corner cases correct. I've never
> written any kernel code, so maybe I should investigate doing that for
> fun...

All files in the system are already hashed.  You can see this by doing 
an "rpm -Va".  For example.. to create a baseline of a system to compare 
against, just cron a script to:
	rpm -Va > /root/RPMV/system-rpm-baseline.txt

then once/day or whatever, do a diff... or just grep for any "bin" directory 
changes and diff that.  I like this better than messing with tripwire.  It's 
already there, native, and easy to use.


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