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Supermarket Belongs to the Community

Supermarket belongs to the community. While Chef has the responsibility to keep it running and be stewards of its functionality, what it does and how it works is driven by the community. The chef/supermarket repository will continue to be where development of the Supermarket application takes place. Come be part of shaping the direction of Supermarket by opening issues and pull requests or by joining us on the Chef Mailing List.

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snort (21) Versions 5.0.3

Installs Snort IDS packages

cookbook 'snort', '= 5.0.3', :supermarket
cookbook 'snort', '= 5.0.3'
knife supermarket install snort
knife supermarket download snort
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Installs the SNORT IDS daemon.


This cookbook is maintained by the Sous Chefs. The Sous Chefs are a community of Chef cookbook maintainers working together to maintain important cookbooks. If you’d like to know more please visit or come chat with us on the Chef Community Slack in #sous-chefs.



  • Ubuntu 14.04+
  • RHEL/CentOS, 7.0 and higher only.
  • Fedora
  • Debian 8+


  • Chef 12.7+



  • On Ubuntu systems, the packages from apt are used.
  • On RHEL and Fedora systems, the packages are retrieved directly from the SNORT project site.
  • On Debian the test recipe forces a compiled install.


Configures /etc/snort/snort.conf. We recommend you put your own config in disk using the file resource.


Downloads rules for snort.


Used to setup the snort_service for use in other resources.


An example usage pattern can be found in the test cookbook.

  • Use the snort_install to install the package. This also creates the snort_service resource which you can use to stop, start & enable the snort service correctly.

RHEL based systems you must use the following resources (optional on Debian based systems).

  • Use snort_config to configure the system.
  • Use snort_rules to install rules. You will need a licence for this.

Example configs can be found in test/fixtures/cookbooks/test/



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Dependent cookbooks

yum-epel >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

snort Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the snort cookbook.

5.0.3 - 2022-02-08

  • Remove delivery folder

5.0.2 - 2021-08-30

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

5.0.1 (2021-06-01)

  • Standardise files with files in sous-chefs/repo-management

5.0.0 (2020-05-05)

  • Migrate to Github Actions
  • Replace zip extraction with archive_file Breaking change

v4.0.2 (2019-06-25)

  • Added CircleCI 2.0 support

v4.0.1 (2018-12-14)

  • Updated checksums for the snort package on CentOS and Fedora

v4.0.0 (2018-08-28)

  • Drop Chef-12 support

v3.0.1 (2018-08-28)

  • Fix service start bug on RHEL platforms
  • Move resource helpers to a shared helpes file

v3.0.0 (2017-05-03)

  • New custom resources for snort_install, snort_compile, snort_rules, snort_config
  • Updated snort_service


  • Update the versions to the latest snort on RHEL/Fedora
  • Require at least compat_resource 12.9 to prevent random issues
  • Remove Chef 11 compatibility from the metadata file
  • Use kitchen-dokken in Travis CI


  • Added new snort_service custom resource and a _service.rb recipe. The recipe is called by the default.rb recipe. The custom resource can be used to write wrapper cookbooks and supports the standard service actions (enable, start, restart, reload). The custom resource used the new Chef 12.5 customer resource format and the compat_resource cookbook for compatibility with 12.0+


  • Updated to the latest daq and snort packages for RHEL
  • Added Chefspecs for RHEL/Debian platforms
  • Moved all install logic into _install.rb recipe which is called by the default recipe. This changes nothing, but prepares things for adding more functionality at a later date.
  • Updated platforms in the Kitchen CI config
  • Added source_url and issues_url metadata for Supermarket
  • Updated Travis config to test via ChefDK and to use kitchen-docker for integration tests
  • Removed yum cookbook from the Berksfile since it wasn't needed
  • Removed the Contributing doc since it was from when this cookbook was managed by Chef Software Inc.
  • Added standard Chef development gems to the Gemfile
  • Removed references to database output from the Readme
  • Added a Rakefile for simplified testing


  • Updated to the latest Snort packages on RHEL / Fedora. For RHEL the minimum supported release is now RHEL 7 due to Snort requirements
  • The default package action is now install and not upgrade to prevent service restarts on Chef runs
  • Switched to platform_family to support all Debian / RHEL derivitives
  • Switch file/dir mode declarations to strings to preserve the leading 0s
  • Updated the Contributing doc to reflect the new process
  • Added a chef ignore file to prevent unecessary files on the Chef server
  • Added a rubocop file and resolved all Rubocop warnings
  • Added a Test Kitchen config for testing supported platforms
  • Added a Gemfile with development dependencies
  • Added a Berksfile for development dependencies


  • [COOK-1512] - Update SNORT cookbook with upstream changes for RHEL platforms

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