Snort and Suricata



  • Hello,
    I just installed snort and suricata, i want to play with each.
    I am very new and am curious to barnyard2, Is it required?
    How do i configure it? Does it need a username and password?
    Thank you!



  • Barnyard is not required and I may be wrong, but I believe will require a separate Barnyard server.

    If you are new to Snort or Suricata I would recommend picking one, and working on understanding the way it functions before looking into Barnyard.



  • I've just removed Snort on a box and put on Suricata.  As far as I can tell it behaves about the same but performs much faster, likely due to its ability to multi-thread.



  • @jeffh:

    Barnyard is not required and I may be wrong, but I believe will require a separate Barnyard server.

    If you are new to Snort or Suricata I would recommend picking one, and working on understanding the way it functions before looking into Barnyard.

    Thank you both, I see that barnyard2 is a dependency for snort and suricata. Is this to enhance performance from another process?