[Snort-devel] Active response on two interfaces

Jon Larson jlarson at ...3287...
Wed May 9 13:18:44 EDT 2012

Snort is Version
DAQ is 0.5 I think.

The storm occurs when I have a rule configured like this:
alert tcp [] any -> [] any (resp:reset_both; 
flow:to_server,established; )

Anyway, snort isn't really *supposed* to be used like a firewall in this 
manner so we've moved on.

On 5/8/2012 9:57 PM, Russ Combs wrote:
> What version of Snort and DAQ are you using?  Snort has a check to 
> prevent RST to RST.
> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Jon Larson <jlarson at ...3287... 
> <mailto:jlarson at ...3287...>> wrote:
>     I/we need to get snort to operate on two interfaces.  For simplicity,
>     let's just say I want to have snort monitor traffic on eth0, but then
>     send its resets out on eth1.  What's the configuration magic to
>     allow this?
>     I've tried something like this in the snort.conf:
>     config response: device eth1 attempts 2
>     This, however, seems to get snort into this mode (when it detects some
>     TCP connection it's configured to reset) where it "sniffs" back in the
>     RST packet (on the other interface), then sends another RST packet.
>     Kinda like "eating it's own tail".  The snort process consumes the CPU
>     and floods the network in this mode.
>     Also is there documentation someone could point me to regarding
>     configuring snort for multiple interfaces?
>     Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!
>     Jonny L.
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