[Snort-users] BPF filters for the intimidated

Paul Schmehl pauls at ...6838...
Fri Jul 23 15:15:10 EDT 2004


Yeah, well, you'd never know that from the man page. bpf (4)

--On Friday, July 23, 2004 04:09:13 PM -0400 Matt Kettler 
<mkettler at ...4108...> wrote:

> At 03:32 PM 7/23/2004, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> I didn't realize bpf filters could use tcpdump-type input.  *That* I can
>> already do.
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> Well, BPF is the filter that tcpdump uses. Thus it's no coincidence that
> they accept the same input, it's the same filter.
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> The BPF is actually implemented in the kernel, so it's a convenient
> interface for nearly any program like tcpdump or snort to use. Hence the
> common filter format.
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Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
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