[Snort-users] (no subject)

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Tue Apr 8 16:32:03 EDT 2003

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, ryan stangl wrote:

> I was hoping that someone could help me, I am running snort 1.9 on
> Win2K.  I got it to run and on our little moch network I can see other
> computers trying to get in, for example I can see a ping, or a sweep.  So
> I assumed that it was working.  Then I wanted to see if I could get one
> of my rules to work, so I added a rules text where all the other rules
> where, and gave it a .rules extension, I made just a simple one alert tcp
> <ip/24>500:2000 -> <ip/24> any.  Then in the snort config file I placed a
> # in front of all of the rules listed and added a path to the rule file I
> made.  My thinking was that I would recieve only instances that I
> specified where anything coming from not my computer between port 500 and
> 2000 trying to go to my computer by any port, but that wasn't the case, I
> was getting everything as I was before, comming from any port.  It seemed
> A.) that my rule file wasn't working, and B.) that all the rule files
> where activated again, WHY IS THIS.  If anyone can help me out here it
> would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Either you didn't restart snort after you made the change, or you are
using a different config file than the one you edited.


Erek Adams

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