AW: [Snort-users] Ignore ICMP ping

Poppi, Sandro Sandro.Poppi at ...3316...
Fri May 31 10:16:04 EDT 2002

Hi Math,

for that issue I use pass rules. Take a look into the Snort User's Manual
about writing pass rules, it's really not hard to do, and remember to use
the command line option -o on the snort command line.

You can also use BPF on the snort commandline as a second way. I think this
would increase snort's performance a little bit more instead of using pass
rules since those packets wouldn't reach snort at all while pass rules have
to be done by snort. I never did such a perfomance test, however, so this is
just a guess.

> Hello, i just wanna know if there is anyway to block ICMP PING from a 
> computer. I find how to ignore some tcp/udp ping by the preprocessor 
> command in Snort.conf, but can i just but another line to 
> disable some 
> server ICMP PING activity to be put in my alert log?
> A little help would be appreciate here if anybody got answer 
> ... I use 
> SnortSnarf and i dont wanna see those ping in my stats, so 
> must block in 
> snort...
> thx math
> Comp. Ing. ULaval
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