The Snort sensor installation guide outlined in the following pages is built on the Linux platform. Linux is chosen because of its stability, security, large community, and the vast quantity of available applications.
More specifically, the Red Hat distribution version 7.3 has been chosen for its popularity and the fee-based technical support.
Begin the installation of Red Hat Linux with the media you acquired for the server and console builds. During the installation process choose the default options unless you are directed differently in the following sections.
For the sake of this setup, you will assign eth0 as the management NIC and eth1 as the sniffing NIC. This means you ...