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Old 07-07-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question Which Linux Distro better suited for Snort?


Silly question but what would be better suited Linux distro for a snort implementation in a corporation of say about 500 systems??? A good stable distro is what I am looking for but I have no clue. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks a lot!!!
Old 07-07-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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I have run Snort on several different distros and can honestly say, it doesn't matter. What does matter is RAM, and a good Processor. While I have successfully used Snort on a Squid Server running a PII-233 w/128MB of RAM, it really performs better on a nicer machine.

And remember, send the logging to a database NOT on the Snort machine, with insert privileges only. That way your logs are secure and won't likely be tampered with.


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