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

Briggs, Bruce Bruce.Briggs at ...13183...
Mon Nov 21 20:04:00 EST 2005

One always has to beware of those witch distros.....   :-) 

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

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

Fedora Core 4 64Bit (Would not complete boot up - ever, even tried
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?


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inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
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