Snort on Windows

For a long time, the only way to install Snort was on a Unix OS. Fortunately for Windows users, one of the two companies that built a business out of providing Snort-related support, Silicon Defense, put together a Windows port of Snort. This was done to bring Snort to a wider community of computer users. They also developed a binary distribution of Snort for Windows that will automate a good portion of the Snort installation process. I make use of the binary in this chapter to save time.

The Snort Windows port works only on Windows 2000, NT, and XP operating systems. The best choice for the Windows OS is Windows 2000 Professional. It is one of the most stable Windows OSs out of the box, and does not include superfluous software ...

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