Moving to the new Snort 2.9 version, it added dependencies on a new library, namely DAQ(Data Acquisition library) for packet I/O.
So the little extra of packaging a new deb (daq) and check snort-debian files that they where compliant to the new version, made me debianize Suricata instead, as I saw that as quicker way to get an IDS up and running on my new firewall at home.
Now that I have suricata in place, plus some extra time last night, and I see people struggling trying to install/upgrade to Snort 2.9 on Ubuntu, I could not help my self trying to be helpful, again…
So I made debian packages and put them in my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid PPA on launchpad. I started a new clean debian package for Snort. Its not yet packed with “debian-easy-features”, so it just installs Snort, makes the directories and adds some default configuration files. I will improve this as I go.
DAQ is built with:
Build AFPacket DAQ module.. : yes
Build Dump DAQ module…… : yes
Build IPFW DAQ module…… : yes
Build IPQ DAQ module……. : no
Build NFQ DAQ module……. : no
Build PCAP DAQ module…… : yes
And Snort is compiled with:
So, if you add my PPA, you apt-get install snort version 126.96.36.199. Pronto though, Snort 188.8.131.52 will be out, and I’ll upgrade accordingly. Suricata will also soon be out in 1.0.3, hopefully this week. Maybe we get fresh releases from this Santa for both engines
-*> Snort! <*-
Version 184.108.40.206 IPv6 GRE (Build 92)
By Martin Roesch & The Snort Team: http://www.snort.org/snort/snort-team
Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Sourcefire, Inc., et al.
Using libpcap version 1.0.0
Using PCRE version: 7.8 2008-09-05
Using ZLIB version: 220.127.116.11