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January 31, 2011  3:15 PM

Building a snort sensor – part 2

Posted by: Dan O'Connor
configure snort, ids, snort

Now with Snort installed we need to do configuration and get some rules. cd /usr/local/etc/snort/ Make sure to setup your HOME_NET and configure any additional paths for your rule sets. Go to and create an account, then get an oinkcode.  Now you can use the command like to...

January 30, 2011  11:02 PM

Building a snort sensor – part 1

Posted by: Dan O'Connor
ids, snort

I have already covered Suricata in my previous posts, but sometimes you just need to have snort setup for various reasons. First go get freebsd , then use the FreeBSD handbook (if you need to) and create a basic installation.  I...

July 2, 2010  12:39 PM

Suricata 1.0 release

Posted by: Dan O'Connor
ids, ids/ips, ips, suricata

The 1.0 release of the Suricata IPS/IDS has been released, you can get it here.

April 25, 2010  10:14 PM

3rd Suricata Beta

Posted by: Dan O'Connor
ids, suricata beta, suricata ids

There is a 3rd Suricata Beta available, head on over to . Be warned that there is still a few items that need to be fixed. Here is the list from the download section.

Known issues & missing...

February 9, 2010  8:24 AM

Next generation IDS/IPS engine

Posted by: Dan O'Connor
ids, ips, oisf, snort, suricata, vrt

Suricata I have been following this since there was first talk of creating a new engine.  They have released version 0.80. The engine is to load the current Snort rule sets and VRT rule sets out of the box! Once I complete my exam this week I will...


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