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In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats.
This tutorial describes how to install and configure Snort intrusion detection system (IDS), ACIDBASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 9.04 using packages from Ubuntu’s Synaptic Package Manager. Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats.
In our first two installments on intrusion detection (see Resources), we got as far as setting up a Snort sensor on our network. Now it's time to set it up to automatically collect new rulesets, and set up BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) to present all that data in a nice digestible way with graphs and sorting tools.
There's a good chance that as a value-added reseller (VAR) or security service provider, you believe Snort and similar tools are valuable. However, there are plenty of technical folks that believe Snort is a waste of time. The goal of this Snort Report is to help you communicate the value of Snort to those customers whose IT departments are resistant to the open source tool.
Let's conclude our series of articles on In Re Bilski by looking at what the ruling may mean for Microsoft's threats against Linux. We can start by figuring out what kinds of patents Microsoft might think it owns.
Snort is a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS), which can view and analyze packets on a network to determine whether or not a system is being attacked by remote. Most Linux distributions come with Snort, so it’s simply a matter of installing Snort via urpmi, apt-get, or yum.