From the project home page:
- Suricata is a high performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine. Open Source and owned by a community run non-profit foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is developed by the OISF and its supporting vendors.
Install the suricataAUR package.
The main configuration file is
You should change the following parts of the configuration in order to make it run:
default-log-dir: /var/log/suricata/ # where you want to store log files classification-file: /etc/suricata/classification.config reference-config-file: /etc/suricata/reference.config HOME_NET: "[10.0.0.0/8]" # your local network host-os-policy: .. # according to the OS running the ips magic-file: /usr/share/file/misc/magic.mgc
You may use Scirius CE  or SELKS  as web interface for rule management, log analysis, and other sensor management options.
You may start the suricata service manually with:
# /usr/bin/suricata -c /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml -i eth0
systemd service configuration
To start Suricata automatically at system boot, enable