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Snort is an open source network intrusion detection and prevention system.
It is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis, alerting, blocking
and packet logging on IP networks. It utilizes a combination of protocol
analysis and pattern matching in order to detect a anomalies, misuse and

Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe activity that can be
considered malicious or anomalous as well as an analysis engine that
incorporates a modular plugin architecture. Snort is capable of detecting
and responding in real-time, sending alerts, performing session sniping,
logging packets, or dropping sessions/packets when deployed in-line.

Snort has three primary functional modes. It can be used as a packet
sniffer like tcpdump(1), a packet logger (useful for network traffic
debugging, etc), or as a full blown network intrusion detection and
prevention system.

This requires: daq

Maintained by: David Spencer
Keywords: security,ids,ipds,sniffer,ips,intrusion,detection,prevention
ChangeLog: snort


Source Downloads:
snort- (b01e9964827394c39194a0147bc15705)

Download SlackBuild:
snort.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.1

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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