[Snort-users] dhcp assigned address and no ip on snort interface

Madhav Diwan mdiwan at ...200...
Wed Feb 20 10:55:08 EST 2002

HI .. I have a quandry.

My firewall gets a dhcp assigned ip address from a cable modem. 

This is a CISCO PIX so it cant really be scripted to send the snort
sensor any info .. like its assigned address.

I have a snort sensor listening on an interface without an ip address to
the cable modems "hub"

I do not want to log all attacks or intrusions for everyone on the cable
services trunk.

how should i "PERIODICALLY" check the dhcp assigned ip of the PIX and
send that to the snort.conf .. (is it easier to send this address to a
commandline?) .... so that i know what network to log against.

I'm playing with sending a number of pings out the from the cisco and
then packet capturing the echo requests and echo replies and greping out
the ip of the cisco on the internet side.. but i cant trust that this
will always work.

Thanks for the help in advance


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