How to Set Up and Use Tripwire

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Worked perfect

Anonymous's picture

Article seems old (2006), It worked exactly as it described. Great article. I am using tripwire now without any problem. Thanks a lot Mr. author.


Tripwire Missing tw.cfg

Anonymous's picture

I have followed you instructions but get:

tripwire --check
### Error: File could not be opened.
### Filename: /etc/tripwire/tw.cfg
### No such file or directory
### Configuration file could not be read.
### Exiting..

Can you please help

Try running the command as

Anonymous's picture

Try running the command as superuser, such as "sudo tripwire --check".


Tri Trinh's picture

Great Article! :)

tripwire --init --cfgfile twcfg.enc --polfile tw.pol
↪--site-keyfile my_home_key --local-keyfile my_local_key

should be...

tripwire --init --cfgfile twcfg.enc --polfile twpol.enc
↪--site-keyfile my_home_key --local-keyfile my_local_key

tw.pol missing.

Anonymous's picture

Under Database Creation:

You have the commnad argument:
--polfile tw.pol

I got the error:
### Error: File could not be found.
### tw.pol
### Exiting...

I checked the directory it was never created. At what step does it get created in this process?

nice tutorial. my tripwire

Anonymous's picture

nice tutorial. my tripwire rpm also did not have the /etc/tripwire/ script. i used tripwire-2.3.1-21

'tripwire --check ' was not good enough

### Error: File could not be opened.
### Filename: /etc/tripwire/tw.cfg
### No such file or directory
### Configuration file could not be read.
### Exiting...

i needed to explicitly list it as an arg to tripwire

Stuck on the encrypting steps...

Perry Huang's picture

I'm using Tripwire on RHEL 4 and I am having problems at the encryption step. I don't have the twcfg.enc file needed to encrypt the config and policy files. Any ideas?

Read those steps again. You

Anonymous's picture

Read those steps again. You don't have it initially. You create twcfg.enc.

Robert's picture

If you look through the docs it mentions has been replaced by tripwire-setup-keyfiles.

It should also be noted that the prelinker will affect the md5 sums etc when it runs.


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