SNORT

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SNORT

http://www.snort.org/
Network intrusion detection system

Snort is a network intrusion detection system that performs real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and more. Snort has three primary uses: as a straight packet sniffer like tcpdump(1), as a packet logger (useful for network traffic debugging, etc), or as a full blown network intrusion detection system. Snort logs packets in either tcpdump(1) binary format or in Snort's decoded ASCII format to logging directories that are named based on the IP address of the "foreign" host. It should work any place libpcap does. Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe traffic that it should collect or pass, as well as a detection engine that utilizes a modular plugin architecture. It also has real-time alerting capabilities.

Documentation

User FAQ available from http://www.snort.org/; see same URL for complete list of documentation; user manpage included in the distribution

"IRC [irc:irc.linux.com/snort irc:irc.linux.com/snort] " IRC development channel
[irc:irc.linux.com/snort irc:irc.linux.com/snort]


Download

Download version 2.9.9.0 (stable)
released on 7 November 2016

http://www.sourcefire.com http://www.silicondefense.com

VCS Checkout

:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/snort

Categories

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey3 July 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Martin Roesch Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/snort-users
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=3357
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:roesch@clark.net
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/snort-announce
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/snort-devel


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to uselibpcap
Required to buildlibpcap

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 March 2017.



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