[Snort-users] Snort DUAL nics

Erik Fichtner emf at ...367...
Wed Apr 4 16:45:22 EDT 2001


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On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 04:00:59PM -0400, Joe Wright wrote:
> Does anyone know how to config a second nic in free bsd 4.2 so it goes
> into promiscous mode, but without assigning an ip address to it.

"ifconfig ifNN up" will do it.  You'll get it set to 0.0.0.0.   Snort will
mutter about this upon startup, but it'll keep working.

> If I have to assign an ip address, can I use the loopback ip?

You could do that too, but it's not quite as nice. 

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Erik Fichtner
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