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Recognize methods for verifying the validity of binaries


Recognize the utility of file integrity utilities such as tripwire. Recognize the built-in checks provided on some of the BSDs.


Some more details on verifying the validity of a file are covered in section Verify a file's message digest fingerprint (checksum).

TODO: mention mtree is available on BSDs and can be used to create specifications and can check files

TODO: mention that some mtree specifications are available on some BSDs for the released files

TODO: mention ways of checking against recorded package checksums (is that in another section?)


Practice Exercises

More information

mtree(8), security(7) or (8); security.conf(5); veriexecctl(8)

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