Package Details: snort 2.9.13-1

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Package Base: snort
Description: A lightweight network intrusion detection system.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Snowman
Maintainer: robertfoster
Last Packager: robertfoster
Votes: 58
Popularity: 0.001431
First Submitted: 2012-11-16 17:33
Last Updated: 2019-04-14 22:37

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Thermi commented on 2015-09-21 18:42

Please use sha256 for the checksum array. MD5 is known to be broken for years.

mzimmerman commented on 2015-06-22 19:06

I noticed bison should be a prerequisite also.

fauno commented on 2015-04-18 12:58

i think it should include etc/snort/rules/emerging.conf in the backup array, i had snort running without these rules for a while because the last upgrade overwrote my changes :|

GI_Jack commented on 2015-02-05 18:55

I get this:

$ snort -vde
Running in packet dump mode

--== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Output Plugins!
ERROR: Can't find pcap DAQ!
Fatal Error, Quitting..

found that this:


should be


because it works with this:

snort -vde --daq-dir /usr/lib/daq/

fauno commented on 2015-01-17 17:40

also, when installing the service file with "systemctl enable snort@enp0s18.service" it installs as eth0 anyway

fauno commented on 2015-01-17 17:39

could you add "--pid-path /run --create-pidfile" to the service file? :)

Dragonlord commented on 2014-12-14 21:14

Development news

olivervbk commented on 2014-11-22 20:16

Thanks, it worked.

Would be nice if the maintainer updated the package with the correct snort@.service :)

meAtArch commented on 2014-11-15 15:50


I experienced a similar problem as you did on 2014-10-31. For me "systemctl start snort" resulted in the error you describe. "systemctl start snort@wlan0" resulted in a file not found error.

What solved the problem for me was a simple:

cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/snort.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/snort@.service

Honestly, I am not sure whether a "mv" instead of a "cp" would not be better, as starting the service without specifying a device will always result in this error (at least according to the content of /usr/lib/systemd/system/snort.service).

olivervbk commented on 2014-11-02 22:16

Had to create the default snort.conf directory:

Snort error:
ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf(253) Could not stat dynamic module path "/usr/lib/snort_dynamicrules": No such file or directory.