[Snort-users] a lot of Loopback traffic being logged.

Chuck Holley cholley at ...11679...
Thu Apr 22 10:00:04 EDT 2004

OK, I think im on to something.  I do not use the -i option, only -c to look
at the conf.  in the conf I have for "HOME_NET" and a little
further down I have "HOME_NET any"

I didn't pay much attention to that earlier because they were both not
commented out by default.  Im still a little confused on how snort works. Is
this the problem? 


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Kettler [mailto:mkettler at ...4108...] 
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:54 PM
To: Chuck Holley; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] a lot of Loopback traffic being logged.

At 09:38 AM 4/22/2004, Chuck Holley wrote:
>"BAD-TRAFFIC loopback traffic"  I am getting a lot of this one alert on 
>  im really not sure what is causing this.  If it is faulty 
>networking or maybe a spoofer.  Now that I know im getting this, thanks to 
>SNORT, what the heck do I do about it?  Anyone ever remedy this problem?

What interface parameter are you passing to snort on the command line? -i 
any? Try forcing snort to only listen on one real ethernet interface, it 
could be sniffing your loopback interface, which naturally would have 
loopback traffic on it.

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