[Snort-users] Snort on Linux - Witch Distro?

James Lay jlay at ...13475...
Mon Nov 21 16:17:01 EST 2005

Recompile the kernel?

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 18:57:36 -0500 (EST)
snort at ...13638... wrote:

> Hi all - I am having one heck of a time getting a 64Bit distro to run
> Snort on. My current Snort box runs on Windows and I really want to
> stop using Windows. I have tried my favorite Distro - SlackWare
> (10.2) and the 64Bit port and neither has native support for my SATA
> controller. So I went on a hunt for a distro to install to run Snort
> on. So far I have tried
> Fedora Core 4 64Bit (Would not complete boot up - ever, even tried
> re-installing)
> CentOS 4.2 64Bit (Same results as FC4)
> OpenSuSe 10 64Bit (CD MD5's never matched the downloads - downloaded
> it 3 times from different servers)
> Ubuntu 5.10 64Bit (Could not get MySQL running - much less Snort)
> I am not very familiar with FreeBSD (or any *BSD) but if the strongest
> response to this is BSD then I'll have to dive into it. Ultimately I
> just want to run a secure 64Bit Linux box that I can run
> Snort/MySQL/BASE on. So with that in mind - What are your suggestions?
> Felix
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