Install Snort

Running Snort

Intel® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Application Note
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.4

Before you begin

  • snort- is downloaded.
  • libdnet is installed as described in Install libdnet
  • daq is installed as described in Install daq


To install Snort with the prefix /usr/local/snort, execute the following commands:

$ tar zxvf snort-
$ cd snort-
$ ./configure --enable-sourcefire --prefix=/usr/local/snort --with-libpcap-includes=/opt/napatech3/include/ --with-libpcap-libraries=/opt/napatech3/lib/
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo mkdir /var/log/snort
You can verify the installation with this command:
$ /usr/local/snort/bin/snort -V

   ,,_     -*> Snort! <*-
  o"  )~   Version GRE (Build 56) 
   ''''    By Martin Roesch & The Snort Team:
           Copyright (C) 2014-2016 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
           Copyright (C) 1998-2013 Sourcefire, Inc., et al.
           Using libpcap version 1.7.3
           Using PCRE version: 7.8 2008-09-05
           Using ZLIB version: 1.2.3