[Snort-users] Portsentry and Snort

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at ...821...
Wed Mar 7 09:42:45 EST 2001

On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 09:07:32AM -0500, Bob Staaf wrote:

>      Is anyone out there running Snort and Portsentry together?  The problem
> I am having is that Portsentry blocks port scans before Snort can even see
> them. 

Frankly, I'd say portsentry is crap. If you really insist on adding "drop"
routes for IP's offending your server, you can do that with snort (at least
I think one can execute programs as a response to triggering of a rule).

> I have dabbled with setting up an ipchains firewall in the
> past but, am not sure whether I will get the same results in that it will
> block scans before Snort can see them.


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