Free easy Intrusion Detection Software


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 13, 2003
Does anyone know of a free and easy to use (preferable GUI interface) intrusion detection software? I want to track whether anyone is trying to use my home RF Airport Extreme network.


macrumors 601
Mar 12, 2002
BrisVegas, Australia
you really should lock down the MAC addresses to allow only the specific computers you use to connect to the network.

anyways, to answer your question - you should check out Snort and HenWen. there's some tutorials out there for getting it all setup on OS X if you have a Google for it. :)


macrumors 68040
Sun Shield is a free preference pane firewall that has A LOT of customization. Then there's Little Snitch (not free) for outgoing connections and Netbarrier (also not free) detects attacks on your computer, shows you a world map of where they come from and can even block the IP address of the person attcking you automatically.

IT's well worht the money and all of the above work in the background.
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