How to Install Snort on Ubuntu 18.04


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Installing Snort on Ubuntu 18.04

Snort is a renowned open-source intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS) that actively monitors network traffic to identify and prevent malicious activities. It analyzes packets and generates alerts if it detects any suspicious or potentially harmful network traffic. Snort can be used to protect both home and enterprise networks from various types of attacks and security breaches.

To install Snort on Ubuntu 18.04, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Update the package list of your system by running the following command:
    sudo apt update
  3. Install Snort by running the following command:
    sudo apt install snort
  4. During the installation process, you will be prompted to set a password for the Snort database. Make sure to remember this password, as you may need it for configuration and monitoring purposes.
  5. After the installation is complete, you can start or stop Snort using the following commands:
    sudo systemctl start snort - Start Snort
    sudo systemctl stop snort - Stop Snort
  6. To verify if Snort is running, you can check its status by running the following command:
    sudo systemctl status snort
  7. You can also configure Snort by editing the Snort configuration file located at /etc/snort/snort.conf. This file allows you to customize various aspects of Snort's behavior, such as rulesets, logging, and output options.

With Snort successfully installed on your Ubuntu 18.04 system, you can now leverage its powerful intrusion detection capabilities to enhance the security of your network.

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