Installing Snort 2.3 with BASE, Oinkmaster, and Bleeding Snort


Here is a short hand series of steps I used for installing Snort on a Debian Linux machine. Doing the same thing on Redhat isn't too difficult. Features of this install make use of PostgreSQL for data storage, BASE for web analysis, Bleeding Snort for recent rule sets, and Oinkmaster for keeping all the rules sets up to date.

Use at your own risk. If you see revisions necessary for these steps, send a message to