I'm new to the Protect724 community and have been testing the software based logger. I like it so far ... similar to the appliance with two exceptions. They are:
1) Startup Script - Missing
I did not see a startup script provided such that when the system is rebooted, logger automatically starts. Perhaps I missed it and someone can point me to it. In light of this I decided to write a script that is modeled after the other Linux startup scripts. I've tested it and it seems to support the startup/shutdown/status of logger as a whole, as well as the stop/start of individual components. I've tested in run-level 3 only. I'm including it for others to test and make comments on.
2) Port 9000 vs 443
As I recall the appliance listens on port 443. The software based version listens on port 9000, since it runs via a non-priv user. I added a single IPTables command on my CentOS VM to mimic this functionality. Now I can use https://software_logger instead of https://software_logger:9000
Here's the command I used and seems to give me what I want.
/usr/sbin/iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp -dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 9000