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Old 08-21-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Invisible Snort and Suricata installs


Good day, I downloaded Snort and Suricata, but in my system tools... they are not to be found to start up. I even searched for Snort by entering it into a search.

How can I start the security programs, or do they simply run invisible? How can I find the info they are meant to present?

Using Mint 17 64bit, software manager downloaded.

Now looking through the website and instructions It will take an effort to get it going. It needs perhaps to be uninstalled and reinstalled, as here:
https://redmine.openinfosecfoundatio...u_Installation

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How can I start the security programs, or do they simply run invisible?
Snort is supposed to be run as a daemon. Note Snort is an example of an application that needs to be properly configured beforehand. So it may be starting on startup but end up being killed for not being configured properly.


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How can I find the info they are meant to present?
You could check as root account user or using Sudo with 'service snort status' or 'systemctl status snort.service' or whatever equivalent your init system offers you and note that its sometimes called "snortd" to denote its a daemon. You could also check if it's installed using your package management tools.


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It needs perhaps to be uninstalled and reinstalled
No, with Linux that's rarely necessary, that's more like default Microsoft users behaviour. Just check if package is installed, analyse its status command output and log file entries and address the cause by fixing things the right way.
 
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