[Snort-users] [Newbie] Promiscuous Mode

Joshua Wright Joshua.Wright at ...2031...
Thu Nov 1 06:07:05 EST 2001


Tom,

If someone compromised your snort machine, they would be able to see all the
same traffic that Snort sees (of course).  This would be a very "Bad Thing"
(tm, Erek Adams, 2001).

It is _critical_ to properly secure your Snort machine - see the FAQ for
information on setting up a stealth interface, or an interface with no IP
address.  A wealth of helpful resources are available in the SANS GIAC
practicals at http://www.sans.org/giactc.htm.

-Joshua Wright
Team Leader, Networks and Systems
Johnson & Wales University
Joshua.Wright at ...2031... 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Beer [mailto:mailings at ...3969...]
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 8:24 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] [Newbie] Promiscuous Mode


Hi,

if I run snort on an external interface attached to 
bad world out there :-) isn't this interface
set into promisuous mode, so that an
bad guy may read all the data passing
on that interface?

Thanks Tom


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