Applicable to Centos Versions:

  • Centos 5.x
  • Centos 6.x


Explanation of requirements.

  1. Root or appropriate sudo access to the system
  2. Properly configured yum and internet access

Doing the Work

Basic description of what will be done and what is expected.

  1. Install AIDE from the Base repository:
  2. Configuring AIDE:
  3. Database Initialization & Checking:
  4. Updating the Database:
  5. Configuration Lexicon:

Troubleshooting / How To Test

Explanation troubleshooting basics and expectations.

  1. If you cannot install or edit AIDE or /etc/aide.conf then you are not root or do not have proper sudo privileges:
  2. Other problems:

Common Problems & Fixes

Description of common problems here, including links to known common problems if located on another site

More Information

Any additional information or notes.


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #centoshelp on

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Last Modified: 13 Dec, 2011 at 19:30:01