Author: Joel Esler
While Snort can compile on almost all *nix based machines, it is not recommended that you compile Snort on a low power or low RAM machine. Snort requires memory to run and to properly analyze as much traffic as possible.
Snort does not officially support any particular OS. However, there are platforms that we do support with Shared Object rules, and Snort has been verified to run, and run well, on the following platforms:
This list is subject to change at any time, however, we generally support the current version of the above OS, and one back from current.