Poorman's TripWire -or- a cool way to keep up on your users

by Steve Mallett

I find myself in awe of under-bloated ideas and simple solutions of late.

One such solution is called dnotify. Strictly for Linux, it works like TripWire, though not limited to security, monitoring directories for changes and then executing a command. Though not as robust as TripWire for securing your linuxboxen, it sure is a cool way to keep tabs on your users if you're waiting for one of them to work on a project or maybe upload a particular file.