Ask the Expert

OSSEC implementation in Windows

During the installation of OSSEC on my PC, the installation wizard asks for "ossec server IP" and "authentication key". Since I want to work on OSSEC for my own computer and not on the server side, what should I do? I have windows XP SP 2 installed on my PC. Thanks in advance!

Requires Free Membership to View

Unfortunately, the Windows functionality available for OSSEC only runs in "agent" mode and requires a server. You cannot yet run OSSEC in stand-alone mode on a Windows host. You can see some documentation on this at:

As far as I am aware, there are currently no stand-alone open source HIDS products that run on Windows.

This was first published in August 2008

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: