[Snort-users] Question on Howto setup a snort sensor in front of firewall

Chris Green cmg at ...671...
Tue Feb 12 11:57:04 EST 2002

"Dörr, Oliver" <Oliver.Doerr at ...4956...> writes:

> Hello all
> I have a general question about setting up a snort sensor systems. When I
> place the sensor in front of the firewall, it will make this system very
> vunerable against attacks. Although I would like to analyze the data in
> realtime. How can i setup such a system without compromising my security
> issues? Would it make sense to setup a system with snort, firewall, database
> and analyze engine or is it more usefull to transfer the data (and how?) to
> a internal system for analyzing ? 

You should have 2 network interfaces.  One is in promiscuous mode with
no ip on the sensor interface and a management interface that is
attached to whereever you will analyze events from.
Chris Green <cmg at ...671...>
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