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September 11, 2009

Pushing Linux Files on a WinServer to a Linux Box

I have a Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that runs on Sourcefire Linux and is installed remotely.

Periodically, Sourcefire releases new rules, patches, feature updates, and new verions, which are based on one of the Linux files systems and that I would like to push to this remote IPS. Locally, I am running Windows Server 2003 and would like to push these Linux-based rules, patches, feature updates, and new versions from the Windows 2003 Server to the remote Sourcefire IPS, all of which are running in a production environment.

Two solutions I am aware of are using VMWare and "Ext2 Installable File System for Windows." However, I am interested in learning about other solutions and which, of all solutions, people think is the best.

By best, I mean most easily integrated into Windows Server 2003, most stable, least expensive, best performing, easiest to install, least complicated, etc. I know these are a lot of categories, but any advice I can receive will be great.

I plan on talking to Sourcefire more about this issue, but want to get feedback from others, as well.

Thank you in advance

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