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

Nigel Houghton nhoughton at ...1935...
Fri Jan 8 08:35:12 EST 2010


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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> Kindest regards,
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> Michael...
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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:
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>>> 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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> 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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> SDA
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Be nice if you "Winsnort" guys did the porting, I'm sure firnsy would
welcome the assistance.

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