Daemon to check for website scripts


Looking for an excellent software developer to write a small daemon that will do the following on a linux server:

1) Look for common website software

- Parse user home directories on a webserver

- Detect all installations of Wordpress / Joomla / osCommerce / Magento / Drupal / Concrete5 (should be easy to add more)

- For each type of script, extract the version number from the files present on the server

- Save a list of installations (including path, Script found, Version) in a SQLlite database (or similar)

- The daemon should monitor the server load and stop scanning if the load goes over a configurable value.

2) For each installation, depending on the script, run different checks (plugins). This will be developed in the future, but the following proof of concepts plugins should be delivered:

- Check the file permissions on the [url removed, login to view] file for Wordpress sites

- Check if wordpress's admin username is "Admin"

- Check the file permissions on the [url removed, login to view] file for Joomla sites

Expected deliverables :

- Commented source code for the daemon

- A documentation explaining how to add another script to scan for (let's say I want to add typo3 to the list)

- A documentation explaining how to add more plugins to perform extra checks

Preferred languages : Perl, Python or PHP. Knowledge of regular expressions is a must.

In your bid, please let me know how you will check for the version number of a Joomla site, as well as the language that you plan to use.

Skills: Perl, PHP, Python, Software Architecture

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I'm interested in that project. I'm experienced (15+) perl web developer and linux administrator. Please check your PM. Daemon will just have a skeleton config for providing regexp/md5sum to extract versions from fil More

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I can do it, please check PM for answer.

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I am 15+ in IT, mainly installing and maintaing Linux Internet and Intranet servers and creating and maintaing custom tailored CMS sites. In these years I have worked with nearly all major open source CMS software, mos More

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Please read PMS for more detail..many thanks..

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I'm experienced PHP developer. I've been working with Drupal, Wordpress, Symfony2, Zend Framework, etc... I've answered to your questions in a PM.

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I did a lot of projects like this ,check pm.

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With 6+ years of experience in python, it is one of my favourite languages. This would be a pretty easy task for me. Please check PM

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As I understood, the most flexible part of job is to find a general approach for different softs, so you can add next soft and checks by filling some settings for it. Regarding a version of a Joomla site few ways exis More

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