> > Can anybody provide feedback on a shareware utility called COPS? It
> > apparently is designed to control network access...
> From what I've managed to accumulate(which is pathetically little), COPS
> is a UNIX-based program that monitors users' actions, and searches their
> directories for files which are deemed to have some hacking
> properties(whatever that might be), and inform the sysadmin about this.
COPS is a utility which will check out your system and notify you of any
noticable vulnerabilities (directory permissions set wrong, setuid scripts,
etc) It also includes an expert system and a crack-like password checker.
It does not actually monitor user actions, but you can tell if to examine
user directories for setuid files, etc. It is mostly for checking the
non-user areas of your system for known problems and vulnerabilities.