[Snort-users] Linux recommendations

Weir, Jason jason.weir at ...14916...
Tue Nov 9 12:10:04 EST 2010

Debian here - never going to be bleeding edge but will always be


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Castle, Shane [mailto:scastle at ...14946...] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:16 AM
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] Linux recommendations
> I have been using RHEL5 x86_64 quite well up until the last 
> batch of Snort upgrades, starting with, when RHEL5 
> was no longer a viable platform (the SnortSam mods were the 
> first issue, and then there was 2.9.0). I know, there are 
> additions that can be made to RHEL5 to make 2.9.0/ 
> work, but then the "just run yum" feature no longer will work 
> for the mods, and SnortSam's requirements with the whole 
> autoconf/libtool issue mean that I can't use RHEL5 at all. 
> So, unless I want to hold out for RHEL6, I have to start 
> looking for a Linux platform replacement.
> The hardware I'm using is a 4-core Intel Xeon 3.20GHz, 8GB, 
> and a RAID 0 disk arrangement. I've been eying Fedora 14, but 
> it is really geared more toward the desktop world than the 
> server world.
> So, what recommendations can I solicit from the Snort user community?
> --
> Shane Castle
> Data Security Mgr, Boulder County IT


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