|author||Thomas_York <email@example.com>||2010-05-12 17:44:12 +0200|
|committer||Robby Workman <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-05-12 17:44:12 +0200|
network/snort: Updated for version 188.8.131.52
Diffstat (limited to 'network/snort/README')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 30 deletions
diff --git a/network/snort/README b/network/snort/README
index 6a15d09b62..52132b6ce9 100644
@@ -3,8 +3,8 @@ is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis, alerting, blocking and
packet logging on IP networks. It utilizes a combination of protocol analysis
and pattern matchingin order to detect a anomalies, misuse and attacks.
Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe activity that can be considered
-malicious or anomalous as well as an analysis engine that incorporates a modular
-plugin architecture. Snort is capable of detecting and responding in real-time,
+malicious or anomalous as well as an analysis engine that incorporates a modular
+plugin architecture. Snort is capable of detecting and responding in real-time,
sending alerts, performing session sniping, logging packets, or dropping
sessions/packets when deployed in-line.
@@ -12,31 +12,5 @@ Snort has three primary functional modes. It can be used as a packet sniffer
like tcpdump(1), a packet logger (useful for network traffic debugging, etc),
or as a full blown network intrusion detection and prevention system.
-Please read the snort_manual.pdf file that should be included with this
-distribution for full documentation on the program as well as a guide to
-This package builds a very basic snort implimentation useful for monitoring
-traffic as an IDS or packet logger and as a sort of improved tcpdump (which
-is what I use it for). MySQL support is included, so you should have little
-trouble hooking snort up to a database or ACID. For more information on
-these, check out snort's homepage at:
-snort.org has a nasty habit of changing the location of their source
-code, which means there's no garauntee that the link in snort.info is
-correct. If you can't get that link to work, look for the source code at:
-Please note that this build script disables dynamic plugins. This can be
-easily added by deleting the following line in the script.
- --disable-dynamicplugin \
-This will put the headers and source for dynamic plugins into /usr/src/snort.
-There is no rc.snort script included with this script at this time, but you
-should have little trouble creating one of your own. Please e-mail me with
-any questions or comments. -- Alan Hicks <email@example.com>
+Note that --libdir seems to be ignored on Slackware64; libraries are installed
+to /usr/lib anyway.