[Snort-users] Minimal OS installation for a Snort sensor

tim.otten tim.otten at ...1296...
Tue Jun 24 07:18:15 EDT 2003


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-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Francesco
Sent: 24 June 2003 06:16
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Minimal OS installation for a Snort sensor

I remember a 20 months old document at SANS by Mr. Metcalf that is a
very 
detailed guide for a  mixed Linux/Windows configuration where there are 
useful indication for a minimal (Linux RH) OS installation to be used
for 
the sensor.
By reducing the number of unnecessary components we can avoid waste of 
resources and also reduce the chance that weak components can be a cause
of 
failure (vulnerability at first).

Does anyone have his own indication for such configuration with recent
OS 
releases (Linux as well as BSD)?

Hope this question can be useful to newbies, but also to experts to
review 
their "defaults"

Francesco



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