Date Added: Jan 2012
An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) acts as a network security tool and provides various approaches for detecting unauthorized activity, and have given them an insight into some of the problems which are yet to be solved. This paper proposes a Distributed Intrusion Detection System (DIDS) for private LAN's by using Honeypots and Fault Tolerance mechanism. The Architecture is customized by combining several Host IDS with different functionalities. Each IDS will perform a specific task and thus various types of attacks on the private LAN's can be avoided using this system. Central IDS will act as master and will be used to control the other IDS's.