[Snort-users] Testing snort

Dragos Ruiu dr at ...381...
Thu Sep 6 13:27:02 EDT 2001

4.18 --faq-- --snort-- --faq-- --snort-- --faq-- --snort-- --faq--
Q: How do I test snort alerts and logging?

A: Try a rule that will fire off all the time like:

   alert tcp any any -> any any (msg:"TCP traffic";)


On Thu, 06 Sep 2001, Travis Farmer wrote:
> What is the best (and easiest) way to test snort?
> I am using the ruleset from the snort downloads page (with the addition of a 
> ftp check for root login).
> i wan't to check the alert recording. (viewable via snortreport)
> I have tried a few things (from a remote winblows machine) but i can't seem 
> to cause an alert.
> ~Travis
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