[Snort-users] how to use snort in a switched environment

Carlos Felix snort at ...8664...
Wed May 14 07:16:05 EDT 2003


you have an excellent switch for monitoring your network with snort (it’s
the same one I use in several sites). All you have to do is connect a
system to the console of your switch and configure the port that the Snort
system is connected into to SPAN what ever ports you are wanting to
monitor. Example lets say that your snort system is connected to port 24
and you want to monitor ports 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Go to an enable prompt, then enter the configuration mode, then issue the
following commands:

Interface f24
Port monitor f1-3 , f5

That is it. All the traffic from those ports will be replicated to port
24. You can monitor as many/few ports as you like.


Jeremy Rodriguez said:
> From snort DOCS:
> Q: I'm on a switched network, can I still use Snort?
> A: Being able to sniff on a switched network depends on what type of
>    switch is being used.  If the switch can mirror traffic, then set
>    the switch to mirror all traffic to the snort machine's port.
> My question is that I have a Cisco WS-C2924-XL and I was wondering if
> anyone
> has used snort and these switches successfully.
> The only other way I have found is:
>      |
>      |
>  HUB --------- SNORT
>      |
>      |
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