[Snort-users] Log all traffic?

jon baer security at ...9153...
Wed Nov 5 16:33:10 EST 2003


not sure why not do it on the fly with MRTG ...

http://www.mrtg.org

- jon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Kettler" <mkettler at ...4108...>
To: "Mark Nipper" <nipsy at ...5072...>; "nick travis" <linuxnews at ...7917...>
Cc: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Log all traffic?


> At 05:43 PM 11/5/2003, Mark Nipper wrote:
> >On 05 Nov 2003, nick travis wrote:
> > > Is there a rule for snort to log all network traffic.  I need to dump
it
> > > all into a database and query it for bandwidth usage by certain hosts.
> >
> >         I think you're better off using tcpdump or ethereal for
> >something like this.
>
> Well, he wants to dump it to a database..
>
>
> Quite frankly, logging all the packets to a database and doing a query is
> an insanely complex way of calculating bandwidth usage.
>
> He'd be better off not trying to log packets at all and instead using
> IPTables/IPChains's accounting capabilities for this. It's what they're
for :).
>
>
>
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