gentuxx at gmail
Aug 6, 2006, 3:28 PM
Post #4 of 6
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Mike Owen wrote:
> On 8/3/06, gentuxx <gentuxx [at] gmail> wrote:
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>> I noticed this:
>> * net-analyzer/snort
>> Available versions: -2.4.5 [M]2.6.0
>> Installed: none
>> Homepage: http://www.snort.org/
>> Description: Libpcap-based packet
>> sniffer/logger/lightweight IDS
>> I'm not sure what '-' and '[M]' means in eix, quite yet. (I've just
>> started using eix.) I also noticed in packages.gentoo.org that it
>> isn't even on the map for sparc. So, am I stuck with downloading the
>> sources, and managing it outside of portage? I'd really rather not do
>> that. Is it really that unstable? Or is there just no one to build
>> the ebuild for sparc? If it's the latter, I might be able to help,
>> but I'd like some insight before I go diving into a project like that.
>> - --
>> echo "hfouvyyAhnbjm/dpn" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-1)/ge'
> Snort on Sparc works for the most part. It seems like if it tries to
> process more than about 150MB/s it'll sig11, and if it runs for more
> than a few days it sig11s. It's not really any better on
> Solaris/Sparc, so it's just a basic incompatibility with the Sparc
> architecture and Snort. If you do decide to stick with it, I recommend
> a simple cron job that restarts Snort every day, that seems to work
> pretty well for me. With as cheap as x86 hardware is though, I highly
> recommend you just pick up a cheap box and use that for Snort.
Well, I have been toying with building a custom Smoothwall/IPCop type
firewall/router for my own use (not for distribution), based on gentoo
and php (instead of redhat and perl). A couple years ago, I managed
to pick up a bunch of U1s from eBay for literally a dollar a piece,
and just recently, a friend passed a U5 to me. So, I was looking to
use what I had available.
So, if I wanted to *test it* and/or live with restarting it once a
day, how do I unmask it so emerge will install it?
(/etc/portage/package.keywords didn't work)
echo "hfouvyyAhnbjm/dpn" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-1)/ge'
gentux's gpg fingerprint ==> 5495 0388 67FF 0B89 1239 D840 4CF0 39E2
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