Configuring tripwire

The following notes were used to configure tripwire on SLES9.

I’ve also used this on FC4.

These are NOTES only, not a definitive procedure.

Populate /etc/tripwire/tw.cfg and twpol.cfg

cd /etc/tripwire
twadmin --generate-keys --site-keyfile ./site.key [hostname]
twadmin --generate-keys --local-keyfile ./${HOSTNAME}_local.key [hostname]
twadmin --create-cfgfile --cfgfile ./tw.cfg --site-keyfile ./site.key twcfg.txt [hostname]
twadmin --create-polfile --cfgfile ./tw.cfg --site-keyfile ./site.key twpol.txt [hostname]
tripwire --init --cfgfile ./tw.cfg --polfile ./tw.pol --site-key ./site.key --local-keyfile ./${HOSTNAME}_local.key [hostname]
tripwire --check
twprint -m r -r [twr file]


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