[Snort-users] Distro of choice

JJ Cummings cummingsj at ...11827...
Tue May 4 09:51:44 EDT 2010


The same argument could be made for the FreeBSD ports system... but I think
that the best answer has already been given.. use what you know / are
comfortable with.. well, as long as it's not Win 32 ;-)

JJC

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Jason Wallace <jason.r.wallace at ...11827...>wrote:

> Check out Gentoo Linux. The thing that makes Gentoo great is that it
> is a source based disto. This means that the package management system
> downloads the actual source tarball and complies it for your system,
> as opposed to using precompiled binaries designed to run on any i686.
> This lets you compile applications with only the options you want and
> with optimizations specific for your CPU. IMO this results in much
> better performance. This also reduces the over all size of your
> system. Why use a binary from an RPM that is compiled with support for
> a bunch of libraries your never going to use, but you need to install
> to satisfy the dependancies for that precompiled binary?
>
> http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/about.xml
>
> thx,
> Wally
>
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 8:35 AM, Alex Kirk <akirk at ...1935...> wrote:
> > The reason this is an intelligent recommendation, BTW, is that Snort
> really
> > doesn't care which distro you use, at the end of the day. As long as
> > libpcap, libpcre, etc. are installed and current, the rest of userland is
> > pretty much irrelevant to how Snort functions. You're way more likely to
> see
> > a difference based on the type of network hardware you're using.
> >
> > On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Nerijus Krukauskas <
> nkrukauskas at ...11827...>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> On 2010-05-04, BrainStomp Snort <snort at ...14862...> wrote:
> >> > What is the current distro of choice for deployment of snort?
> >>
> >> The long standing recommendation is to stick with distro you know best.
> >>
> >> --
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> >>
> >>
> >>
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