[Snort-users] Install location

Matthew K. Lee fratlee at ...11827...
Thu Jan 13 07:55:01 EST 2005


On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 16:45:22 +0100, Eckhardt Newger <enewger at ...348...> wrote:
> I'm thinking of giving Snort a try on my small home wireless LAN which
> connects through a router/switch to the Internet.
> I've read through many installation guides. All of them recommend to
> install Snort to a dedicated PC if I understood it right. But I do not
> want to install additional hardware for Snort (at least not at the
> moment). So my question is: Is it feasible/possible to install Snort on
> an already existing client, and how should I do it (separate NIC,
> unbound (how on a Win XP Pro system?))? Do I loose any functionality
> with this kind of installation?
> Many thanhs in advance for any advice.
> Eckhardt Newger
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