Snort Supported OSs

Snort Supported OSs

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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:

Alpine 3.14/x86-64
Alpine 3.15/x86-64
CentOS 7/i386
CentOS 7/x86-64
CentOS 8/x86-64
Debian 10/i386
Debian 10/x86-64
Debian 11/x86-64
Fedora Core 35/x86-64
FreeBSD 13/x86-64
OpenBSD 6.9/x86-64
OpenBSD 7.0/x86-64
OpenSUSE LEAP 15.3/x86-64
RHEL 7/x86-64
RHEL 8/x86-64
Slaceware 14.2/x86-64
Ubuntu 14/i386
Ubuntu 14/x86-64
Ubuntu 16/i386
Ubuntu 16/x86-64
Ubuntu 18/x86-64
Ubuntu 20.04/x86-64
Ubuntu 21.14/x86-64

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.