[Snort-users] Snort on Linux with no IP

Schmehl, Paul L pauls at ...6838...
Tue Feb 24 08:31:05 EST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net 
> [mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of 
> Yonah Russ
> Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 3:35 PM
> To: Brian McNeilly
> Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort on Linux with no IP
> eth1 is the name for the second network card in a BSD or 
> Linux machine. 
> Each network card is called eth for ethernet  and is number 
> from 0 and 
> up to however many network cards you have (minus 1).
This is not true.  The handle for the NIC depends upon the manufacturer
in BSD.  For example, xl0 and xl1 are two NICs on one FreeBSD box I
have.  I don't recall if RedHat always uses the eth0, eth1 convention,
but the BSDs definitely do not.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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