[Snort-users] Testing Snort

Jody Gilbert JDG at ...12210...
Sun Aug 1 13:25:18 EDT 2004

Hello All,

I have just installed snort for the first time and am trying to test it from
my PC.

I am having trouble testing the web-iis rules.
I have tried accessing /msadcs.dll and /cmd.exe on some of the web servers
on our LAN, but no alerts are created by snort.
I added the following rule Snort as a test, which produced plenty of alerts:
alert tcp any any -> $HOME_NET $HTTP_PORTS (msg:"Test WEB-IIS";
flow:to_server; sid:1970; rev:6;)

However, when I add 'uricontent:"/msadcs.dll"; nocase;' to the above rule I
do not get any alerts.

I am new to Snort, so I imagine (hope) it's something pretty simple.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I am running Snort 2.1.3 on a Windows XP PC.


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