Snort Installation and Basic Usage Part One

by Dale Coddington
Sept. 19, 2017 0 comments Symantec

This paper will focus on the installation and basic use of Snort, a freely available and popular IDS that runs on Linux, *BSD, Solaris / SunOS, HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, and MAC OS X. Snort was even recently ported to Win32. Part II of this article will cover more advanced features such as reporting and writing customized rule sets. Snort is an easy to use, lightweight IDS written by Marty Roesch that is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks.