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Albert E. Whale
    - Discovered bug in 1.1 that made fw_check() too strict with looking for
      precisely FW_MSG_SEARCH in a logging prefix instead of just looking
      for FW_MSG_SEARCH _within_ the logging prefix.
    - Suggested use of CPAN downloads of perl modules in install.pl.
    - Bugfix for "-" character missing from Mandrake version of ps.
    - Bugfix for duplicate lines for tcpwrapper auto block IPs in
      /etc/hosts.deny.
    - Lots of great testing and feedback on new versions and -pre releases.
    - Suggested the ability to re-import scanning IP directories.
    - Bugfix for zero print_scale_factor in --Analyze-msgs mode.
    - Bugfix for auto-ignored addresses appearing in DShield alerts.
    - Bugfix for not timing-out blocked IP addresses from a previous psad
      execution.
    - Suggested putting -pre release versions in psad to make
      troubleshooting easier.
    - Discovered bug in syslog() message generation and --fw-block arg.
    - Lots of great testing for auto-blocking code... even contributed
      root access on some systems to help troubleshoot.
    - Suggested socket communication in --fw-block mode.
    - Contributed the logrotate.psad file.

Manual Caphina
    - Greatly assisting in the first version of Bastille-NIDS which
      eventually became psad.

Tim Schaller
    - Identifying and submitting a patch for a particularly nasty bug for
      multiple scanned IPs.

Bruce Meyer
    - Psad testing and suggestions.

Peter Watkins
    - (Bastille Linux) psad/iptables interaction.

Sweth Chandramouli
    - (Bastille Linux) Various suggestions for psad and install.pl,
      including help with various Perl vagaries.

Jay Beale
    - (Bastille Linux) Excellent suggestions for psad reporting and enhanced
      security, and also for integrating psad with Bastille.

Ramiro Morales
    - Developed all pre-1.0 rpm packages of psad (see:
      http://rmrpms.tripod.com/psad/).
    - Various suggestions for psad installation (such as FHS compatibility).
    - Implemented init script patches.

Alexander Hoff
    - Psad stress testing for kmsgsd.

Ryan Delany
    - diskmond testing to help track down the "rdev" bug.

Damien Stuart
    - Suggested the zombie reaper code for whois processes, and uid/gid
      check.
    - Excellent suggestions for coding practices and strategies.

Donnie Armstrong
    - Suggested fix for incorrectly parsing ifconfig output (might have
      previously included ipv6 interfaces).

Ryan Bebeau
    - Suggested fix for AF_INET protocol error.

Cliff Rayman
    - Helped track down a nasty bug in which psad would parse iptables
      messages that included a dns name instead of just an ip address for
      the src and dst.
    - Performed lots of excellent testing and
      troubleshooting.

Henry Jobst
    - Bugfix in install.pl for chomp error.

Ray Curtis
    - Found bug in kmsgsd for undefined $service lines.
    - Comprehensive testing to help remove bugs including a difficult one in
      which psad gets periodically restarted.

Manuel Santos
    - Contributed the first bug report to help troublehshoot a potential bug
      in psad/whois interaction.
    - Suggested the auto blocking code should include support for tcp
      wrappers, and that the auto-blocking alerts should be configurable.

L-P Sundqvist
    - Suggested fix for tab vs. space bug in install.pl for
      /etc/syslog.conf.
    - Contributed design ideas to make psad run on linux distros that use
      BSD-style init scripts.

Eric Sawler
    - Suggested the ability to retain auto-blocked IPs even after a reboot.

C.Holman
    - Found, reported, and helped troubleshoot a bug in the ipchains
      protocol number to name mapping.

Mike McCandless
    - Asked whether or not there is documentation for the various psad
      configuration variables in psad.conf.  The "PSAD CONFIGURATION
      VARIABLES" section of the man page was the result.

Jason Czerak
    - Found and submitted a fix for a bug in which an IP would not be
      ignored even if it was given a 0 danger level in psad_auto_ips.
    - Suggested using the PREROUTING iptables chain along with "-t mangle"
      for the auto-blocking code.

Colin Rose
    - Discovered and helped troubleshoot a bug introduced when psad and
      bastille are installed on the same machine (bastille installs an older
      version of psad).

Ugo Viti
    - Discovered bug in auto-blocking code where the subject line would
      incorrectly identify the action that had been taken.
    - Discovered bug in subject line for alert emails not including the
      source IP if reverse dns did not work.
    - Suggested adding the FORWARD chain to the auto blocking code.
    - Found bug for email alert being reached prematurely.

Leif Westlye
    - Discovered a bug where psad would not allow commands to be different
      than the <cmd>Cmd name.  The bugfix allows someone to specify
      "/usr/bin/mailto" for the mailCmd for example.

Daniel Gubser
    - Wrote the diskmond, kmsgsd, and psadwatchd man pages.
    - Suggested compatibility mods for syslog-ng.
    - Develops and maintains Debian builds.

Amelia Lewis
    - Provided information on syslog-ng configs.

Nick Temple
    - Suggested sending alerts to abuse.net.

James N. Winner
    - Discovered bug that prevented psad from detecting scans through the
      iptables FORWARD chain.

David Krider
    - Discovered iptables path bug on SuSE 8.2.

Ciapato Manfredi
    - Reported psadwatchd bug where multiple useless processes were being
      spawned.

Ben Alcala
    - Helped troubleshoot diskmond utilization bug.

Sebastian Mastropiero
    - Suggested bugfix for missing pipe character in psad man page for
      psadfifo line in syslog.conf.

Jeff Lunglhofer
    - Suggested bugfix for packet counters and multiple scan destinations,
      bugfix for duplicate lines in auto-blocking files, and suggested
      feature by which psad can add auto blocking firewall rules at
      arbitrary points within a policy.

Ruben Vanhoutte
    - Bugfix for incorrect path to psadfifo in syslog.ng config.

Stefan Divjak
    - Suggested that psad ignore addresses such as 0.0.0.0, 127.0.0.1, and
      local interface ips from auto blocking routines.
    - Suggested a generic way to (un)block addresses using an external
      script.
    - Suggested psad offer analysis capabilities for snort alert files.

Martijn Kruissen
    - Suggested putting danger levels into psad email alert subjects.
    - Suggested custom logging line that that will trigger psad to auto
      block an IP.

Jeffrey Sofferin
    - Lots of great testing for conditions that might cause psad to die.
    - Bugfix in man page for -HUP option.
    - Suggested the --status-dl option.
    - Suggested MIN_ARCHIVE_DANGER_LEVEL.
    - Found bug for 24 hour dshield alerting interval.

Kenneth Grande
    - Suggested protocol-specific thresholds for email alerts.

Lenny Cartier
    - Wrote a spec file for Mandrake Linux.  An rpm built from this spec
      file is in the user contribs section of the Mandrake site now.

Bryan Stine
    - Wrote a psad ebuild script for inclusion in Gentoo Linux.  As of the
      1.2.4 release psad is included in the portage tree.
    - Wrote a much-improved init script for Gentoo systems.

Zenon Panoussis
    - Submitted patch for rpm spec that replaced the "Requires: sendmail"
      line with "Requires: smtpdaemon".

Dennis Freise
    - Submitted a patch to add metalog support to psad.
    - Helped find kmsgsd bug for missing null string in buffer read from
      psadfifo.
    - Submitted patch for kmsgsd to open psadfifo in O_RDWR mode to fix a
      bug where kmsgsd would spike the cpu if the system logger did not keep
      the psadfifo open.
    - Found and submitted patch for improper bounds checking in kmsgsd.c.

Richard K. Szabo
    - Discovered and helped test a bug where psad was not honoring IP's/net
      auto danger level assignments of 0 (ignore).

Stefan Rydberg
    - Discovered a perl internal pp_match bug with psad-1.3.1 on SuSE 8.
    - Helped troubleshoot -pre releases of psad-1.3.2.
    - Provided a system on which to troubleshoot psad-1.3.3 (this
      facilitated the isolation of the pp_match bug to an older version perl
      on SuSE 8).

Joshua Jensen
    - Found bug with the manner in which fwcheck_psad.pl was being called
      from psad (improperly passing --no-fw-search-all option even if
      FW_SEARCH_ALL was set to "Y").

Mate Wierdl
    - Found bug in EMAIL_ADDRESSES format (psad needed to allow addresses
      separated by commas).
    - Submitted patch for new init-scripts directory for psad.spec file.
    - Contributed patch for building the psad RPM on x86_64 platforms.

Stefan <unknown>
    - Sugggested permissions fix for world readable files in /var/log/psad.

David Jacobs
    - Troubleshooting firewall parsing code, lots of great beta testing
      (see: http://www.kungfulinux.com).

Lucas <unknown>
    - Suggested fix for init script directory for Slackware Linux systems.

Peter Abraham
    - Help testing bugfix for auto_dl code.
    - Suggested EMAIL_LIMIT_STATUS_MSG variable to make email limit status
      messages optional.

James Lay
    - Suggested support for OUTPUT chain in auto-blocking mode.

Yuen Boon Jee
    - Found bug in psad init scripts for requiring syslogd config file even
      if syslog-ng is installed.

Michael S. Zick
    - Bugfix for O_RDONLY open flag when kmsgsd receives a HUP signal.
    - Bugfix for psad validation routine that did not accept "0" for a
      PORT_RANGE_SCAN_THRESHOLD value.
    - Suggested the ability to maintain dedicated chains for the iptables
      auto-blocking code.

Nerijus Baliuna
    - Suggested ability to ignore entire protocols.  The IGNORE_PROTOCOLS
      keyword was the result.
    - Suggested adding various psad docs (CREDITS, ChangeLog, INSTALL,
      etc.) to be installed by the psad rpm
    - Suggested the ability to have psadwatchd not send emails even if psad
      dies and has to be restarted.

Michael Hadjimichael
    - Bug report for syslog format that does not necessarily have the
      "kernel:" tag.

Blair Zajac
    - Submitted patch to not install perl modules in that are already
      installed in the system perl lib tree (this was originally submitted
      as a patch for fwknop).
    - Found bug with perl module file paths and naming convention (this bug
      resulted in some modules being needlessly installed).  This find was
      originally for fwknop.
    - Suggested the -O optimization in Makefile (originally suggested for the
      fwknop project).

Troy Swaine
    - Suggested a command line interface to block IP addresses.  The result
      is the --fw-block-ip argument.

Najib Bakari
    - Pointed out that sendmail is not usually required to run psad.  The
      result is the alert.conf file with the ALERTING_METHODS keyword,
      which also gets referenced by psadwatchd.

Sam Weiss
    - Suggested that psad default FW_MSG_SEARCH to "DROP" if no strings are
      defined in fw_search.conf.

Francois Marier
    - Contributed REAME.SYSLOG content to help troubleshoot psad and syslog.

Nathan Colt
    - Suggested customizable email subjects.

Alex Luna
    - Suggested ULOG support.

Torkel Hasle
    - Suggested the ability to assign danger levels based on ports in
      addition to the protocol in auto_dl.  Suggested better sweep detection
      by calculating scan danger levels over all destinations (i.e. 5 packets
      to different destinations should trigger danger level 1).

SiO
    - Reported bug with zero masks in auto_dl file.

Jeroen Vermeulen
    - Suggested that psad collect and report errors that are returned by
      broken iptables commands to the user. This resulted in a redesign of the
      IPTables::ChaingMgr module to collect both stdout and stderr from all
      iptables commands.
    - Found bug where IPTABLES_AUTO_RULENUM misled the user into thinking that
      it governed where the jump rule into a custom chain is added within the
      calling chain.  This resulted in the IPT_AUTO_CHAIN{n} variables being
      updated to support the rule position for both the jump rule and any new
      rules within the chain.

Adam Mottershead
    - Suggested the ability to disable psad email alerts about auto-blocking
      events.