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Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Part 3: Installation Prerequisites

“Snort has a number of prerequisites that you will need to
install depending on how you want to configure it. The most common
is MySQL, though you could also use PostgreSQL if you prefer. Snort
uses MySQL to store events and alerts. If you wish to add a
console, such as BASE, to your Snort installation you will also
need to install PHP, including MySQL integration for PHP and a Web
server like Apache. In this tip, we’re going to use MySQL to store
events…”


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