[Snort-users] Snort vs TCPdump

Denis Ducamp Denis.Ducamp at ...199...
Wed May 30 16:57:33 EDT 2001


On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 09:52:39PM +0200, Jean sébastien Op de Beeck wrote:
> Sorry for my English, I'm French

Bonsoir,

> Is Snort (I use it) more powerfull than TCPDump (no tested) ?

If by more powerfull you mean the one knowing how to decode the bigger
number of application protocols then tcpdump is better, but in this case I
prefer to use ethereal. If you mean the one the more humanly readable then
snort is better.

But if snort is a great sniffer, it's the best IDS, which tcpdump can't be
without third parties as shadow per example.

Denis.

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