[Snort-users] Newbie question

Erek Adams erek at ...577...
Tue Mar 5 18:23:13 EST 2002


On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Jhumri Tilayia wrote:

> Well, I assume that because it's a Network IDS, it sniffs packets. Will it
> let me (for example) write a rule that looks for certain HTTP requests,
> without specifying the whole IP packet (i.e. can it intelligently decode the
> protocol stack?). Since with TCP, a given request could be split across
> multiple packets, can it decode a whole stream (like Ethereal does)?

Have a look at the FAQ as it answers a lot of common questions.

http://www.snort.org/docs/faq.html#1.6
http://www.snort.org/docs/faq.html#3.14

Those two links pertain to your questions.

Cheers!

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Erek Adams
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TheAdamsFamily.Net





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