I have been trying to set up a snort box for our office and I was trying to use Ubuntu server as the base. I have had nothing but trouble. I cannot get the snort files and related services installed correctly. I then got to thinking maybe it was Ubuntu that was the problem and not my lack of knowledge.... :-)

Anyone have a better distro for snort?

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I would maybe try using a Red Hat based distro. Maybe a Fedora server-oriented distro. http://www.snort.org/docs This page seems to have information about installing snort on ubuntu server.

Disclaimer: I have never used snort :) But I have worked with ubuntu servers and red hat desktop distros.

 

Answered 10/22/2012 by: Ben M
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I'd probably use CentOS myself.  It's based on Red Hat.

There are also a few distros that have Snort built in:

http://www.skynet-solutions.net/About-EasyIDS

http://securityonion.blogspot.com/

Answered 10/22/2012 by: jknox
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