[Snort-users] Distro of choice

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Tue May 4 11:22:27 EDT 2010


Just let me echo what Nick just said.  Shared Object rules don't work on
Windows.

If you are using Snort on Windows i'd encourage you to move off if possible.

J

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at ...14358...>wrote:

> 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
> attack.
>
> --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
> >
>
>
>
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