[Snort-users] Tcpdump logging

Martin Roesch roesch at ...421...
Thu Nov 23 01:32:10 EST 2000

You can do this precisely with Snort by just starting it in logging mode.  For

snort -b -l <logdir>

This lets Snort know you just want to log every packet it sees (in binary mode
in this case).


Gregor Binder wrote:
> Hi,
> it would be great to have a -w option in snort that does basically the
> same thing as in tcpdump. This would be an excellent way to use snort
> for real-time alerts and as a shadow sensor on the same box with the
> least overhead.
> I have been playing with the tcpdump output plug, but (AFAIK) there is
> no way to log everything that tcpdump would see, and it doesn't
> integrate as seamlessly as it could into the shadow scripts.
> Anybody here trying to achieve the same thing? Comments? Other ideas?
> Greetings,
>   Gregor.
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