[Snort-users] Distro of choice

Nigel Houghton nhoughton at ...1935...
Wed May 5 09:02:34 EDT 2010


On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Sandro guly Zaccarini <guly at ...14592...> wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 07:58:17AM -0400, IT Security wrote:
>> Bryan Irvine wrote:
>> > YMMV but I ran it on OpenBSD for many years with a postgres backend.
>>
>> Same here (except we used MySQL as the backend). Works great from ports
>> or compiled from source. There are limitations when using Snort on
>> OpenBSD (especially when compared to Linux and IPS mode, etc.), but if
>> you only want a plain IDS, then it's a fabulously stable platform.
>
> actually an openbsd developer, snort openbsd port's maintainer and me are
> working on snort as IPS, through divert socket, on openbsd.
>
> even if we miss so_rules *cough* *cough*

ok, ok, ok, point taken, we'll see what we can do. No promises though.

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