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Perl and Oinkmaster - Snort Rules Update Tool

 

 

What do we have in this session?

  1. Oinkmaster

  2. Download and Install Perl for Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oinkmaster

 

Oinkmaster is a script that will help you update and manage your Snort rules. It can also be used to update and manage the VRT licensed rules, the community rules, the bleeding-snort rules and other third party rules, including your own local rules. However in order to run Oinkmaster we need to install Perl engine and make it run.

 

Perl for Windows (ActivePerl Community Edition)

 

ActivePerl is Perl for Windows. It is a complete, ready-to-install commercial-grade Perl distribution and recommended for open source projects and community developers, the latest versions are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. AIX, HP-UX, or Solaris builds and repositories are only available in higher editions. It is only supported through community forums and may not be distributed within applications.

 

Download and Install Perl for Windows

 

First of all, download ActivePerl Community Edition (MSI or ZIP). In this case we download Windows installer (MSI). Double click the MSI file.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - installer file

 

Click Run to dismiss the Windows Security Warning dialog box.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - Windows security warning

 

Click Next button.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - setup welcome page wizard

 

Accept the License Agreement and click Next.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - accepting the License agreement

 

Select all features and click Next.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - selecting the features to be installed

 

You can check the disk capacity needed to install those features by clicking Disk Usage button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - disk space requirement

 

Select all setup options and click Next.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - choosing the setup options

 

Click Install to begin the installation.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - setup is ready to install

 

Wait and relax.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - installation begins

 

Click Finish button to complete the installation. Any error(s) or warning(s) should be displayed during the installation (if any).

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - completing the installation

 

Now, you can see the Perl Package Manager (PPM) short cut on the Start menu. Launch Perl Package Manager to view the GUI. We do nothing here, just to get familiar.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - Perl Package Manager (PPM) Windows start menu

 

We can update the latest package version if available from PPM.

 

ActivePerl, Perl for Windows - Perl Package Manager (PPM) GUI

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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