pfSense Snort

Install the Snort package via System -> Package Manager -> Available Packages.

Go to Services -> Snort -> Snort Interfaces -> WAN Settings:

  • Interface: LAN
  • Description: LAN
  • Save

Services -> Snort -> Global Settings

  • Check Enable Snort VRT
  • Put Snort Oinkmaster Code
  • Check Enable ET Open
  • Check Enable OpenAppID
  • Check Enable RULES OpenAppID
  • Update Interval: 1 DAY
  • Save


  • Click Update Rules

Now the fun begins to carefully monitor your logs as Snort will block a lot of things and you need to add suppression lists to get rid of the false positives.