[Snort-users] Home_net & external_net

Jeremy Finke Jeremy.Finke at ...7343...
Fri Dec 6 09:26:03 EST 2002

Thanks!  This looks like the winner.. 
However, I don't understand why setting up:

Is any different than:
var EXTERNAL_NET [!,!]

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Don [mailto:Don at ...5881...] 
	Sent: Fri 12/6/2002 10:39 AM 
	To: Erek Adams; Jeremy Finke 
	Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net 
	Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Home_net & external_net

	erek, what would be wrong with doing as I suggested, the having 3 subnets as
	home_net, and only wanting to ignroe alerts from 2 of those 3 subnets, is
	exactly why i have/use the trusted_net variable, which makes it where i can
	add/subtract IP's from there as necessary, this allows both, home_net to
	consist of all subnets, and allows the ability to gather alerts from the
	subnet he wants alerts on. creating the trusted_net variable has saved me
	lots of headeaches in stuff like this, where an IP is in my home_net and i
	wish to have alerts from it, I also create the same type of variables for
	trusted_smtp trusted_sql etc... so that just anything in home-net is not
	automatically ignored when it comes to alerts from those type of services. I
	also use a suspect_net variable that i can add IP's to. it helps narrowing
	things down a bit.
	> >-----Original Message-----
	> >From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
	> >[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Erek Adams
	> >Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 7:21 AM
	> >To: Jeremy Finke
	> >Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
	> >Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Home_net & external_net
	> >
	> >
	> >On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, Jeremy Finke wrote:
	> >
	> >> Except that I want to view as both an attacking and
	> >> protected network.
	> >
	> >Ok, well that's not clear from your original info.
	> >
	> >[I'm short on cofee today, so all brain cells may not be firing...]
	> >
	> >What you're doing now:
	> >
	> >> var HOME_NET [,,]
	> >> var EXTERNAL_NET [any,!,!]
	> >
	> >Wouldn't work the way you want.  If it does work and is valid (I'm too
	> >lazy to dig into the source right now) it is the same as setting EXTERNAL
	> >to !$HOME_NET.
	> >
	> >You might want to consider running another instance of snort
	> >that is setup
	> >to just watch the net.  Setup one as external as !$HOME on
	> >one, then use 'any' on the second.
	> >
	> >Granted it's not optimal, bit it would work.
	> >
	> >Cheers!
	> >
	> >-----
	> >Erek Adams
	> >Nifty-Type-Guy
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	> >
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