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15.0 > Network > snort (2.9.17)

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 attacks.

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.

For more information about running Snort on Slackware, please see

This requires: luajit, daq

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


Source Downloads:
snort-2.9.17.tar.gz (3fe89f22def4e9ffda01f07f816e666d)

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

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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

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