[Snort-users] re: public snmp pass question

Stephen Dunn sdunn at ...9569...
Thu Jun 26 20:06:06 EDT 2003

alert udp any any -> any 161:162 (msg:"Non public SNMP access"; content:

The alert above should do the trick. No pass rule is really necessary
here.  All you need to do is use the ! operator on the "public" content
string of your existing snort rule to tell snort not to alert if it sees
"public" in the request.


> I would like to create a pass rule to pass snmp requests with a public
> community string from any to any but would like to see snmp requests
> with non-public community strings. Is it possible to create a rule that
> will pass the snmp public requests and alert on the non-public requests?
> regards,
> Lindsay Hunt
> Network Engineer
> Alstom Power
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