[Snort-users] Enable Snort To Detect NIDS

Benjamin Wall ben at ...7924...
Thu Jan 9 10:40:28 EST 2003

What kind of network do you have?  If you are talking about a hub-ed
network then it is easy.  Switched is not so easy. 

If you are on a hub-ed network then you have to put the network card
into "promiscuous" mode.  In Linux this is done by using the command 
#> ifconfig eth0 promisc 
to turn this off 
#> ifconfig eth0 -promisc 

you should see a "PROMISC" in the output from 

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 04:21, Pathmenanthan Ramakrishna wrote: 
> hi,
> im using snort version 1.9.when i start the snortd deamon it enables the snort and captures data that direct to the server.
> how to enable the snort to capture the entire LAN traffic?
> currently when i perform an attack to the host(where snort running)i can see values at the ACID Console.
> what if when the snort is running,i want it to detect other host activities as well.
> how do i do that?
> can anyone help me
> thanks 
> Nanthan
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