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Building SATAN/SANTA Extensions - or - My Summer Project

Keith A. Watson - CERIAS

Oct 06, 1995


The Security Administrator's Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN) is a program that interrogates machines to evaluate the security of their network-related services. The current version of SATAN (v1.1.1) scans for ten security problems. It also is fairly easy to create your own scanners to incorporate into SATAN. I will explain the general steps in building scanners and configuring SATAN to use them. I will also show some examples of simple scanners written in Perl, Expect, and UNIX shell.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52 (Suite 050B), West Lafayette Campus. More information...


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