[Snort-users] Snort as firewall

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Wed Aug 27 07:49:05 EDT 2003


On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 mauricio.antunes at ...9980... wrote:

>   I arrived at snort homepage looking for an open source firewall for my
> windows 2000 office machine. Before I start learning about snort, I would
> like to ask you: can snort actually be used as a firewall? If all I need
> is a firewall, is using snort a good idea or should I just look at some
> think else?

Snort is not a firewall.  Snort is a network based intrusion detection
system.

Use a firewall instead.

Cheers!

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Erek Adams

   "When things get weird, the weird turn pro."   H.S. Thompson




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