Installing Snort on CentOS 5.7

CentOS 5.7 uses an older version of libpcap (0.9.4), but Snort’s DataAcquisition Library (daq) needs a newer version of libpcap (>=1.0.0).The latter is not an issue with the CentOS 6.0. Vishesh Kumar [1]provides an excellent instructions to getting Snort 2.9 to run on RHEL 5( purpose of this post is not to duplicate his efforts, but to extendit slightly to include instructions for a complete Snort set-up.

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