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Chapter 6: 6.13.b. Lab 6.2

FriendOfLinux Posts: 5
edited November 2016 in LFS216 Class Forum

Chapter 6:    6.13.b. Lab 6.2


Starting at Step 8, we setup secondary.main.com, like so:

8. Connect the client (agent) with the server (manager).

Install OSSEC client on secondary.example.com:

# yum -y install ossec-hids ossec-hids-client

9. Configure the client to communicate with the server. In the <server-ip> statement of the <client> stanza of the <ossec_config> section in /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf file, set the ip address of the server (manager).

# vi /var/ossec/etc/ossec/conf

Should look like this: (with your server IP address)





10. Create a client (agent) definition on the server with the manage_agents command.

# /var/ossec/bin/manage_agents

... ... ...


Step 10 above has a problem.

In folder /var/ossec/bin there is no manage_agents.

There is manage_client. 

The text interace for manage_client has a different

setup from those shown in step 10 of LAB_6.2.pdf (which is for manage_agents)

But I cannot use manage_client becuase I do not have the server's key at this point.  

In addition, I am using CentOS 7 (kernel v3.10) image on VMPlayer.  It does not do cut and paste

between the VM and its host or another VM!

Please advice.  about step 10!

Thank you.









  • lee42x
    lee42x Posts: 380
    edited May 2017

    Step 10 was performed on the "server" (main) correct?  

  • Bhargavice
    Bhargavice Posts: 1
    edited May 2017

    Hi, Nice explanation. That is so logical and clearly explained. Keep it up.


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