Step 1

Find the appropriate package for your operating system and install.

wget https://snort.org/downloads/snort/daq-2.0.7.tar.gz
                      
wget https://snort.org/downloads/snort/snort-2.9.16.1.tar.gz
tar xvzf daq-2.0.7.tar.gz
                      
cd daq-2.0.7
./configure && make && sudo make install
tar xvzf snort-2.9.16.1.tar.gz
                      
cd snort-2.9.16.1
./configure --enable-sourcefire && make && sudo make install
Downloads
yum install https://snort.org/downloads/snort/
                      
yum install https://snort.org/downloads/snort/snort-2.9.16.1-1.f32.x86_64.rpm
yum install https://snort.org/downloads/snort/
                      
yum install https://snort.org/downloads/snort/snort-2.9.16.1-1.centos8.x86_64.rpm
pkg install snort
execute: Snort_2_9_16_1_Installer.x86.exe
Step 2
Sign up/Subscribe

Sign up and get your Oinkcode. We recommend that everyone subscribe to get the latest detections. For those unable to subscribe, creating an account on Snort.org will still give you access to the registered user rule packages.

Step 3

Stay current with the latest updates using PulledPork

wget https://snort.org/downloads/community/community-rules.tar.gz -O community-rules.tar.gz
tar -xvzf community-rules.tar.gz -C /etc/snort/rules
Download the rule package that corresponds to your Snort version, for more information on how to retreive your oinkcode.
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz
tar -xvzf snortrules-snapshot-<version>.tar.gz -C /etc/snort/rules
Downloads
opensource.gz
snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz
Download the rule package that corresponds to your Snort version, for more information on how to retreive your oinkcode.
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz
wget https://snort.org/rules/snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz?oinkcode=<oinkcode> -O snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz
tar -xvzf snortrules-snapshot-<version>.tar.gz -C /etc/snort/rules
Downloads
opensource.gz
snortrules-snapshot-2983.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-3000.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29130.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29141.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29150.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29151.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29160.tar.gz
snortrules-snapshot-29161.tar.gz
Step 4
Read Docs

For more details please reference our install guides on the documents page.

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

The following setup guides have been contributed by members of the Snort Community for your use. Comments and questions on these documents should be submitted directly to the author by clicking on the name below.
Official Documentation
Snort Team / Open Source Community
Additional Resources
Webcast Slides
Submit a False Positive
Please sign in and click the false positives tab in your account dashboard
Rule Docs
1-56088
This rule looks for HTTP traffic associated with Unix.Spyware.WellMess or Dos.Spyware.WellMess samples.
1-56086
This rule detects an attempted denial of service attack against vulnerable versions of Apache Tomcat by looking for a WebSocket header that supplies an overly large packet size.
1-56083
This rule looks for command injection characters in the vulnerable parameters of the 'WP Database Backup' Wordpress plugin.
With over 5 million downloads and over 600,000 registered users, it is the most widely deployed intrusion prevention system in the world.
With over 5 million downloads and over 600,000 registered users, it is the most widely deployed intrusion prevention system in the world.