[Snort-users] Which OS to choose for SNORT? (need help)

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Thu Jan 7 20:52:40 EST 2010


Barnyard is pretty much done in it's current iteration.  I'd ask the same
question to the barnyard2 guys, which seems to be much more current.

J

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Michael Steele <michaels at ...9077...>wrote:

>  Speaking of barnyard and Windows. Is there a reason why Barnyard has yet
> to be ported to Windows?
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> *From:* Joel Esler [mailto:jesler at ...1935...]
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 07, 2010 5:44 PM
> *To:* David Alanis
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> *Subject:* Re: [Snort-users] Which OS to choose for SNORT? (need help)
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> Linux -- Snort is pretty much designed to run on Linux (Unix, osx, etc.)
>  It's functional, on Windows, but there are things that don't work on it.
>  For instance, things like barnyard, shared object rules.. etc.
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> Same thing goes for Solaris, No shared object rules.
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> I am saying, out of the three, Linux is not only the recommended way to go,
> but also the easiest way to go for a beginner.
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> J
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> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM, David Alanis <canito at ...14728...> wrote:
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> Quoting Joel Esler <jesler at ...1935...>:
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> > Out of those three, it'd pick Linux.
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> > On Jan 7, 2010, at 5:05 PM, Sadanand Ghagare <sadanandgh at ...11827...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I am planning to install snort for our network as network IDS.
> >> Can anybody suggest which OS I should use so that it can deliver high
> >> performance with minimal packet loss.
> >> I want to select between Redhat linux, solaris 10 x86 or Windows 2003
> >> server SP2?
> >> anybody has any suggestion?
> >> Thanks in advance
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> >> Thanks & Regards
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> >> Sadanand G.
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> What's the point for recommending something if *you* don't give any
> valid reasons for your selection?
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> Don't get me wrong I am a Linux/Unix user myself but if the user is
> not familiar with Linux what good will it be?
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