[Snort-users] Snort on switched network

Chuck Morford cmorford at ...3733...
Tue Oct 9 11:23:11 EDT 2001

I'm running Snort on a mirrored port on my switched network and it seems to
be fine...

 I don't know why it would be a bad idea.

If your IDS box is attched to a non-mirrored switch port you're not getting
all the traffic, only what's on your segment.

Chuck Morford
Hostmaster, NCDOT

Ashley Thomas wrote:

> hi,
> It is a bad idea to run Snort (or any IDS for that matter) on a switched
> network, am i right ?
> Are there any work arounds ?
> thanks a lot
> ashley
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