[Snort-users] Linux recommendations

Kevin Ross kevross33 at ...14012...
Tue Nov 9 11:39:50 EST 2010


Fedora. Especially if you are coming from redhat. I prefer fedora. Most
people say Ubuntu and Fedora are probably the top distros about the now but
I find Fedora far better for this sort of thing. Regards, Kevin

On 9 November 2010 16:16, Castle, Shane <scastle at ...14946...> wrote:

> I have been using RHEL5 x86_64 quite well up until the last batch of
> Snort upgrades, starting with 2.8.6.1, 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
> 2.9.0/2.9.0.1 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
> CISSP GSEC GCIH
>
>
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