How Do You Install Snort on RHEL 7.x?

Problem scenario
You want to install Snort on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.  How do you do this?

Solution
1.  Log into the server.
2.  Create a file /tmp/snortinstaller.sh with the following content:

yum -y install libdnet

yum -y install https://www.snort.org/downloads/snort/daq-2.0.6-1.f21.x86_64.rpm

curl https://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/l/libnghttp2-1.28.0-1.fc28.x86_64.rpm > libnghttp2-1.28.0-1.fc28.x86_64.rpm

rpm -ivh libnghttp2-1.28.0-1.fc28.x86_64.rpm

yum -y install https://www.snort.org/downloads/snort/snort-2.9.11-1.f25.x86_64.rpm

ln -s /usr/lib64/libdnet.so.1.0.1 /usr/lib64/libdnet.1

3.  Run this command: sudo bash /tmp/snortinstaller.sh

4.  Test it by running this:  snort -V

5.  If you want to learn more about using Snort rules, see steps 2 through 10 of these directions.

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