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How To Install Suricata on Rocky Linux 9

Install Suricata on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Suricata on Rocky Linux 9. Are you looking for a network intrusion detection and prevention system that is both powerful and easy to use? Look no further than Suricata! With Suricata, you can protect your network from various attacks and suspicious activities, ensuring that your data is always safe and secure. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of installing and configuring Suricata on Rocky Linux 9, so you can set up a reliable and robust security system for your network. We’ll cover everything from installation to configuration, so you can get up and running quickly and easily. Don’t let your network be vulnerable to attacks – try Suricata today and enjoy peace of mind knowing your data is always protected!

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Suricata on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Suricata.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Suricata on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Suricata on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, Suricata is available on the Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now we install the required packages using dnf the command:

sudo dnf install suricata

After the installation is complete, you can verify the installation by running the following command:

suricata --version

Step 3. Configuring Suricata.

The default configuration file for Suricata is located at /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml. You can edit this file to configure Suricata according to your requirements. However, it is recommended to create a new configuration file and keep the default configuration file intact.

To create a new configuration file, run the following command:

sudo cp /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml.bak

Next, create a new configuration file by running the following command:

sudo cp /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml /etc/suricata/suricata-new.yaml

In the configuration file, you can change settings such as the network interface to monitor, logging options, rule sets, and more. The file is well documented, and you can find the explanation of each setting in the comments section.

Step 4. Starting and Stopping Suricata.

To start Suricata, run the following command:

sudo systemctl start suricata

To stop Suricata, run the following command:

sudo systemctl stop suricata

You can also enable Suricata to start at boot time by running the following command:

sudo systemctl enable suricata

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Suricata. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Suricata network intrusion detection on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Suricata website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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