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flexible Network Intrusion Detection System - common files

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 content searching/matching in addition to detecting a variety of other attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, and much more. Snort has a real-time alerting capability, with alerts being sent to syslog, a separate "alert" file, or even to a Windows computer via Samba.

This is a common package which holds cron jobs, tools, and config files used by all the different package flavors.

Tags: System Administration: Logging, Monitoring, User Interface: Daemon, Role: role::app-data, security::ids, Purpose: Monitoring

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