snort - An Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 4.1
Repository Mageia Core i586
Package name snort
Package version
Package release 2.mga4
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 5.72 MB
Download size 2.26 MB
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Snort is a libpcap-based packet sniffer/logger which can be used as a
lightweight network intrusion detection system. It features rules based logging
and can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used
to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth
port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more.
Snort has a real-time alerting capabilty, with alerts being sent to syslog, a
separate "alert" file, or as a WinPopup message via Samba's smbclient
This rpm is different from previous rpms and while it will not clobber
your current snort file, you will need to modify it.
There are 9 different packages available
All of them require the base snort rpm.  Additionally, you will need
to chose a binary to install.
/usr/sbin/snort should end up being a symlink to a binary in one of
the following configurations. We use update-alternatives for this.
Here are the different packages along with their priorities.
plain(10)               plain+flexresp(11)              mysql(12)
mysql+flexresp(13)      postgresql(14)                  postgresql+flexresp(15)
bloat(16)               inline(17)                      inline+flexresp(18)
prelude(19)             prelude+flexresp(20)
Please see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/snort


Package Version Architecture Repository
snort- x86_64 Mageia Core
snort - - -


Name Value
daq-modules - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
pcap -
pcre -
rpm-helper -
snort-rules -
systemd >= 195


Name Value - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
snort ==
snort(x86-32) ==


Type URL
Binary Package snort-
Source Package snort-

Install Howto

  1. Enable Mageia Core repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install snort rpm package:
    # urpmi snort




2013-10-21 - umeabot <umeabot>
+ Revision: 540665
- Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild
2013-10-09 - dlucio <dlucio>
+ Revision: 494145
2013-08-26 - dlucio <dlucio>
+ Revision: 471836
- P1 rediffed
- P7 replaced with sed scripts
- sed as new BR
2013-04-25 - dlucio <dlucio>
+ Revision: 411156
- P5 & P7 rediffed
2013-03-24 - colin <colin>
+ Revision: 404859
- Add systemd requires and general post/pre fixes (mga#9302)
2013-03-23 - dlucio <dlucio>
+ Revision: 404688
- P7 rediffed
2013-01-14 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.9.4-3.mga3
+ Revision: 382267
- Mass Rebuild -
+ luigiwalser <luigiwalser>
- add tmpfiles config for /run/snort
2013-01-06 - cjw <cjw> 2.9.4-2.mga3
+ Revision: 339799
- patch7: fix build with automake 1.13
2012-12-04 - dlucio <dlucio> 2.9.4-1.mga3
+ Revision: 326326
- 2.9.4
2012-12-01 - fwang <fwang>
+ Revision: 323837
- rebuild for new pcre

See Also

Package Description
snort-bloat- Snort with flexresp+mysql+postgresql+inline+prelude support
snort-devel- Snort development files
snort-inline+flexresp- Snort with Inline and Flexible Response support
snort-inline- Snort with Inline support
snort-mysql+flexresp- Snort with MySQL database and Flexible Response support
snort-mysql- Snort with MySQL database support
snort-plain+flexresp- Snort with Flexible Response
snort-postgresql+flexresp- Snort with PostgreSQL database and Flexible Response support
snort-postgresql- Snort with PostgreSQL database support
snort-prelude+flexresp- Snort with Prelude and Flexible Response support
snort-prelude- Snort with Prelude support
snort-rules-2.4-7.mga4.noarch.rpm The GPL'ed Rulesets from snortrules-pr-2.4
snortsam-2.70-5.mga4.i586.rpm SnortSAM module
socat-2.0.0-0.b6.2.mga4.i586.rpm Multipurpose relay
socketsentry-service-0.9.3-4.mga4.i586.rpm A D-Bus service that runs as root to collect network and process data