[Snort-users] Promiscious mode required?

Grant Parkinson grantp at ...1936...
Thu Jun 14 00:18:24 EDT 2001


On 13 Jun 2001 23:06:16 -0400, Sheahan, Paul (PCLN-NW) wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> My Snort server seems to be running fine. I can run reports, view tcpdump
> traces etc fine. When I run IFCONFIG, it doesn't say my interface is in
> promiscuous mode. How could that be if Snort is working and capturing
> traffic? What am I missing here? Anybody know?

Linux ifconfig won't show promisc status unless it was set from the
command line; as in "ifconfig eth0 promisc".  

OTW, check the syslogs for the entered/left promiscuous mode messages.

-Grant 

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