Samhain is afile integrity / intrusion detection system that canbe used onsingle hosts aswell as onnetworks. Itbeen designedto monitormultiple hostswithpotentiallydifferentoperatingsystems,providingcentralizedlogging andbaselinedatabasestorage,although it canalso be used asstandaloneapplication ona single host.
Dowse is atransparentproxyfacilitatingthe awarenessof ingoing andoutgoingconnections,from, to, andwithin a localarea network. Dowse providesa central pointof soft controlfor all localtraffic: fromARP traffic(layer 2) toTCP/IP (layers3 and 4) aswell asapplicationspace, bychaining afirewall setupto a trasparentproxy setup. Acore featurefor Dowse isthat of hidingall thecomplexity ofsuch a setup.