[Snort-users] drop rules

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Mon Aug 12 09:05:02 EDT 2002

Drop rules are for tools like hogwash. Bear in mind that hogwash/drop rule 
type setups can *only* work if your snort box is an in-line two or more 
interface router, and not just a box on the side acting as a one interface 

see: http://hogwash.sourceforge.net/

Once hogwash decides to drop a packet, there's little or no chance of it 
passing through the firewall.

Resp rules are for flexresp, an add-on feature that ships with snort but 
needs to be enabled at compiletime. Flexresp can be used in a sniffer type 
configuration and does not need to be part of an in-line firewall, but does 
require that your sniffer connection be able to send packets (no one-way 
taps or cables). However due to the nature of reset spoofing, flexresp 
connection resets will never be completely reliable (ie: they can fail, 
particularly if your attacker is aware of the use of flexresp and is 
actively trying to advance the sequence number before flexresp can react.)

At 06:18 AM 8/12/2002 -0700, charella constansia wrote:
>please correct me if I'm wrong!
>I thought that the rule action drop didn't exists, or
>did I miss something,
>If you want to drop a connectio you have to use the
>resp option or can you use the drop option.
>thanks sharella
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