[Snort-users] Reading a TCPdump file

Mark Johnston mark.johnston at ...12582...
Thu Oct 21 15:11:40 EDT 2004

Hi all,

Wondering if you can help with this matter that I am having in reading a TCPdump format file.

I'm looking at one of the honeynet scan of the month projects (#27). And what I'm trying to do is get snort to read the TCPdump capture file and view the alerts. Thus far I have configured the conf file to have the appropriate values and run snort against the file, however I'm not getting any generated alerts. I know that I should be getting some though. I also have the latest version of the rules and am running snort 2.2 for Fedora Core 2. The command that I am using is "snort -A full -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -r sotm27"

Just to see if snort is working properly I created a "any any" rule and put it into NIDS mode. Alerts were generated then by the dozens.

Any ideas ?


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