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Testing needed for Hurd/BSD/Linux distributions for Tiger UNIX security tool

Category: Tester
Submitted By: jfs
Date: Mon 16 Dec 2002 10:49:18 PM UTC
Status: Open

This project is not part of the GNU Project.

The Tiger security tools were originally developed to provide a check of UNIX systems on the Texas A&M campus that wanted to be accessed from off campus (clearance through the packet filter). As such, the TAMU group needed something that anyone could run to test the security of a system if they could figure out how to get it down to their machine. It was written around the same time that Cops, SATAN and ISS's Internet Scanner was. Eventually, and after 2.2.4 was released (around 1994), development on Tiger stopped.

This same tool has now been resurrected and there is ongoing development in order to make it useful for newer versions of the UNIX operating systems it supported. Source code improvements developed by Advanced Research Computing (which produced a fork called TARA,, HP, and Debian GNU/Linux (packages available at have been merged in order to provide a common sourcecode base. The new release has been labeled as 3.0 and that release and later releases are available at Savannah.

Previous information on Tiger is available at
"TAMU Security Tools: Tiger" at (Note: The TAMU mailing list is no longer active, please use the mailing lists at Savannah)

License GNU General Public License v2 or later

Development Status
: 5 - Production/Stable

Details (job description, contact ...):

A tester is need to evaluate the working status of the latest Tiger release (3.1) for the some free software operating systems (Hurd/BSD/Linux).

Testers are encouraged also to determine which changes have to be done to the codebase in order to provide a working Tiger for these environments.

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