[Snort-users] Snort Setup Suggestions? *NEWBIE QUESTION*

Christopher Cook crcook at ...6518...
Mon Aug 12 16:35:04 EDT 2002

Some other helpful hints:

- You can install Apache if you're opposed to using IIS on a Win box.
- You can also have Snort log to a remote box that is either a syslog 
server or has SQL with ACID.
- As mentioned before, having two network cards, one addressed 
privately, and one not addressed is also well worth the investment.

Just some other ways to attack the situation.

Chris Cook
Security and Support Specialist
Office of Information Technology
Oakland University

Charles Hamby wrote:

> Im getting readying to helping the sysadmin from my college setup a 
> Snort sensor (Win32), and Id like to get some input&
> The network Snorts being installed on is non-firewalled (I know, I 
> know, Ive been arguing with him about this for a year, but to no 
> avail) Win2k domain. Neither of us know enough about Linux to know 
> with a Linux version, so Ive decided on the win32 distro. Theyre 
> using an entirely switched network, so since getting a tap would cost 
> money (which they dont have), were looking at setting up the Snort 
> sensor at the network ingress point. The only problem I have is that 
> doing so will require adding IIS in order to view the logs (can you 
> say security hole?) unless the sysadmin wants to walk down to the 
> comm. Closet several times a day to check the snort logs (doubtful).
> Does anyone know of another way around this (as you can tell, Im 
> really new to Snort). Thanks!
> -Charles

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