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Intrusion Detection Systems with Snort: Advanced IDS Techniques Using Snort, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and ACID by Rafeeq Ur Rehman

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6.1. What is ACID?

ACID consists of many Pretty Home Page (PHP) scripts and configuration files that work together to collect and analyze information from a database and present it through a web interface. A user will use a web browser to interact with ACID. You have to have a web server, database server, PHP and some other tools installed on your system to make it work. For the sake of this book, I am using a RedHat Linux 7.1 machine. I have installed Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL, which are part of the RedHat distribution. The database is configured to work with Snort as explained in Chapter 5. The latest version of ACID is available from http://www.cert.org/kb/acid/.

ACID offers many features:

  1. Searching can be done on a large number of ...

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