[Snort-users] Distro of choice

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at ...14358...
Tue May 4 10:29:40 EDT 2010

The best OS for Snort is the one you know the most about.  In depth knowledge 
of the OS allows you to concentrate on what matters - the snort processes - and 
ensures that you will likely secure the box sufficiently to protect it from 

--On Monday, May 03, 2010 23:27:54 -0400 BrainStomp Snort 
<snort at ...14862...> wrote:

> So before I start - yes I know that I'll probably get 10 different answers;
> yet I have to ask just the same.
> What is the current distro of choice for deployment of snort?
> My sensors are getting long on the tooth (5 years old) running on Pentium D
> processors and 1 gig of RAM and it is time to upgrade. So I have a nice new
> set coming but I haven't settled on what distro to use for the deployment of
> the sensors.
> I'll need to run the basic stuff (snort, apache, php, base, mysql)
> right now I'm using Slackware but I'm comfortable with any linux distro. I'm
> just trying to find out what would be best for snort.
> Thanks

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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