Install Snort on FreeBSD

Snort_ids_logoThis article by All American Computer Repair will show you how to install Snort on FreeBSD.

What is Snort?
It is an open source intrusion prevention system capable of real-time traffic analysis and packet logging.

1. Login to your computer as root or elevate to su
2. First we have to compile snort form the ports tree by running this command:
make -C /usr/ports/security/snort install all
You will be asked about which support you want to add to snort here you can pick MySQL if you are going to use the server as traffic monitor or instruction detection system.  For me I took the defaults only because I capture the files and export them to log file using snort –dev –l . /log then I read them with tcpdump –r.  But again it really depends on your needs.

Head on over to the following link for full instructions: http://www.allamericancomputerrepair.com/Blog/Post/29/Install-Snort-on-FreeBSD

PC-BSD 10.0.3 update released

pcbsdThe PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next PC-BSD quarterly package update, version 10.0.3!

This update includes a number of important bug-fixes, as well as newer packages and desktops. Packages such as Chromium 37.0.2062.94, Cinnamon 2.2.14, Lumina 0.6.2 and more. This release also includes a CD-sized ISO of TrueOS, for users who want to install a server without X. For more details and updating instructions, refer to the notes below.

We are already hard at work on the next major release of PC-BSD, 10.1 later this fall, which will include FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE under the hood. Users interested in following along with development should sign up for our Testing mailing list.

Check out the official announcement with the list of changes here: http://blog.pcbsd.org/2014/09/pc-bsd-10-0-3-quarterly-package-update-released/

New Lumina source repro and FreeBSD port (PC-BSD)

pcbsdBy popular demand, the source tree for the Lumina project has just been moved to its own repository within the main PC-BSD project tree on GitHub.

In addition to this, an official FreeBSD port for Lumina was just committed to the FreeBSD ports tree which uses the new repo.

By the way, here is a quick usage summary for those that are interested in how “light” Lumina 0.6.2 is on PC-BSD 10.0.3:

System: Netbook with a single 1.6GHz atom processor and 2GB of memory (Fresh installation of PC-BSD 10.0.3 with Lumina 0.6.2)

Usage: ~0.20.4% CPU and ~120MB active memory use (no apps running except an xterm with “top” after a couple minutes for the PC-BSD tray applications to start up and settle down)

Check out the official announcement here: http://blog.pcbsd.org/2014/09/new-lumina-source-repo-and-freebsd-port/

FreeBSD Foundation announces IPsec Enhancement Project

logo_freebsdfoundationThe Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) suite is used to implement virtual private networks on FreeBSD and other operating systems. As the networking world continues its transition from 1 to 10, to 40 gigabit per second speeds, and faster, improvements in IPsec’s cryptographic building blocks are necessary to keep pace. The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that long-time FreeBSD developer John-Mark Gurney is adding modern AES modes to FreeBSD’s cryptographic framework and IPsec. This project is co-sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation and Netgate, a leading vendor of BSD-based firewalls and networking gear.

For the full announcement, check out the following link: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2014/08/freebsd-foundation-announces-ipsec.html

Atlantic net introduces FreeBSD for cloud vps hosting plans

atlantic-net-logoORLANDO, FL – September  03, 2014 — Atlantic.Net, a SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider, today announced the availability of FreeBSD, a complete operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms to its Orlando, Dallas and Toronto data centers. The new operating system will be made available system wide as part of Atlantic.Net’s full line of operating systems, including Windows Server 2012R, and various flavors of Linux. With FreeBSD, users receive an OS that is committed to delivering the best stability, performance, and functionality.

Atlantic.net is among the first of a new generation of hosting solutions providers to offer a reliable, yet regularly requested substitute for Linux. With this, startups and indie developers alike can now launch their idea for a fraction of the price typically charged – $0.005 per hour – with usage calculated on a per second basis. FreeBSD is a win-win situation that will promote entrepreneurial innovation and the wellbeing of the digital ecosystem.

Check out the full announcement here: https://www.atlantic.net/about-us/press-releases/atlantic-net-introduces-freebsd-for-cloud-vps-hosting-plans/

Related article:

Why Use FreeBSD for Your SSD Cloud VPS Hosting? 10 Reasons https://www.atlantic.net/blog/2014/04/08/freebsd-ssd-cloud-vps-hosting-10-reasons/

GhostBSD 4.0 RC 1 now available

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have made available the first release candidate for version 4.0.

Changes and fix between 4.0-BETA3 and 4.0-RC1 include:

  • Xconfig from 3.5 was added back to system
  • A script is added to do configuration on the first boot of the new intallation
  • fix software dependency

A special thanks to those who had reported any issues.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Check out the official post here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/4.0-rc1