How To Install fwsnort on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install fwsnort on Kali Linux. fwsnort is Snort-to-iptables rule translator

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install fwsnort on Kali Linux.

What is fwsnort

Fwsnort translates Snort rules into equivalent iptables rules and generates a shell script that implements the resulting iptables commands.

This allows network traffic that matches Snort signatures to be logged and/or dropped by iptables directly without putting any interface into promiscuous mode or queuing packets from kernel to user space.

There are three ways to install fwsnort on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install fwsnort Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install fwsnort using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install fwsnort

Install fwsnort Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install fwsnort using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fwsnort

Install fwsnort Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install fwsnort using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fwsnort

How To Uninstall fwsnort on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the fwsnort package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove fwsnort

Uninstall fwsnort And Its Dependencies

To uninstall fwsnort and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fwsnort

Remove fwsnort Configurations and Data

To remove fwsnort configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge fwsnort

Remove fwsnort configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove fwsnort configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fwsnort

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install fwsnort using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.