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Security Onion through ssh

My previous post on installing Insta-Snorby talked about using my mini-ITX board as an IDS.  I LOVED Snorby, but it wasn't supported, and has since migrated to "Security Onion."  

Security Onion is nice, but on a headless system it is a little harder to use, and not as friendly as Insta-Snorby.  You can still log into Squert with a browser, using 'http://ipaddress/squert/squert.php'  but you can't get to squil that way. 

So I decided to use X11 to forward my screen, and launch Sguil from the ssh console, having the X11 screen show up on my remote box.  

I installed Security Onion, having one interface monitoring my network, and the other accessible through another network.  

I then use my Mac to log onto the IDS with:  ssh -X user@ip
I then launch either sguil or squert with the following:
/usr/bin/firefox 'http://localhost/squert/squert.php' (without the tics... but GoDaddy sux, so I have to put them in my blog or it converts it into a mess) 
These port the displays to my Mac, and I can monitor my IDS.  

To be honest, I liked Insta-Snorby a lot better than the Security Onion, as I loved the cool outputs it had on the home screen better.  But they both rock for IDSs


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