[Snort-users] Portscan madness -- how to tweak

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Sun Jan 6 21:48:02 EST 2002

Are they UDP portscans or TCP portscans?  Are they coming from your DNS
server or elsewhere?  What version of Snort are you using?  Are the
scans from a few IP addresses all the time or from a bunch of different


chi-leung.wong at ...4477... wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>         Sorry to be a bother, but I've been trying to get this portscan
> tweaked but it's killing me. Currently my alerts consists of 90%
> portscans and I can't seem to tweak it through rules or even the
> portscan-ignorehosts (might as well turn portscan off if using too much
> addresses). I have my IDS sitting at a traffic point on our router. My
> EXTERNAL_NET and HOME_NET is set to any since I'm detecting internal
> intrusions and not external. I'm just getting bombarded. All I can think
> of now is turn off portscan if everything fails. Anyone has any
> suggestions? Portscan options now is 7 3. Any help would be very much
> appreciated. Thank you.
> Cheers,
> -Alan
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