Monday, May 27, 2013

Snort package now available

Snort was recently released:

I've packaged Snort and and the new package has been tested by the following (thanks!):
Heine Lysemose
Matt Gregory
David Zawdie

The new package is now available in our stable repo. You can initiate the upgrade process using the graphical Update Manager or using the following one-liner:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Install Process

The Snort update will do the following:

  • back up each of your existing snort.conf file(s) to snort.conf.bak
  • update Snort to

If you're running Snort in production, then you'll need to do the following:

  • apply your local customizations to the new snort.conf file(s)
  • update ruleset and restart Snort as follows:
    sudo rule-update
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

snort -V
Apply any local customizations to snort.conf file(s) and then run "sudo rule-update"

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