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External data acquisition module for Snort which reads directly from an Endace DAG card.



  • Compile and install Endace SDK.
  • Compile and install Snort DAQ libraries. (Version 1.1 or 2.0 should work.)
  • Clone this repository or download and extract the zip archive file.
  • Configure and compile
    autoreconf -ivf
    make install
  • Add the configuration items to snort.conf
    config daq: endace
    config daq_dir: /usr/local/lib/daq
    config daq_mode: passive


  • This code has been somewhat tested.


  • Randy Caldejon at for authoring the Napatech DAQ module
  • Brian Trammell at Carnegie Mellon for authoring the YAF DAG code
  • Endace for authoring tons of documentation


Copyright (c) 2013 William Allison

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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