How to set up your own Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) with Snort - Part 1

So over the new year holidays, I finally had some time dedicated to setting up my own home security lab.

When deciding what to do first, I saw the ability to monitor my home network traffic was an obvious starting point for a quick win.

Or so I thought :)

Turns out there was a lot more to do than I expected.

Setting up a home NIDS (Snort) - Part 1 - Overview