Installing snort and Acid

prophecy

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Has anyone gone through this? When I run
./configure

while installing snort, I get this:

checking for pcre.h... no

ERROR! Libpcre header not found, go get it from
http://www.pcre.org


And i assume it's because the pcre.h is in non standard directory:
/usr/local/directadmin/customapache/php-4.3.2/ext/pcre/p

Any had any luck with this?
 

DirectAdmin Support

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Hello,

That all depends on how your program works.. chances are you need the actual pcre library, which php won't provide. By going to their site, and installing it from source, it should give you both the library, and the headers. Then it will probaly work.

John
 

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Installing an IDS on a production webhosting server is a very bad idea. It will use enormous resources when analyzing packets. If you are just experimenting it is ok otherwise use a dedicated machine for it..
 

prophecy

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rhoekman said:
Installing an IDS on a production webhosting server is a very bad idea. It will use enormous resources when analyzing packets. If you are just experimenting it is ok otherwise use a dedicated machine for it..
Really?? damn. So what would you recommend for securing a hosting server?
 

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As much as it is a resource hog compared to other security methods, it *can* be worth it..

Check the checklist (link in sig) for quite a few security guides... once you have it sorted your secure enough for a standard small company hosting environment (in most cases)

Chris
 
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