[Snort-users] Distro of choice

Galley, Daniel dgalley at ...14803...
Tue May 4 12:26:17 EDT 2010


Joel,

 

Any plans to precompile for FreeBSD-8 x64?  I just tried the FreeBSD-7
i386 rules and, of course, no dice.

 

 

Daniel S. Galley 

From: Joel Esler [mailto:jesler at ...1935...] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:22 AM
To: Paul Schmehl
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Distro of choice

 

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
>




--
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
*******************************************
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renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson



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