[Snort-users] Snort Tool Evaluation

Dirk Geschke Dirk_Geschke at ...1344...
Tue Sep 28 12:14:15 EDT 2004

Hi Ty,

> Checkout the book "Managing Security with Snort and IDS Tools".  It's
> an Oreilly book and it goes over a good amount of the tools designed
> for snort.  From preprocessors to Web interfaces and Consoles, what
> works with High Bandwidth deployments, etc.  I don't believe it covers
> OpenAanval though.  You can extract the pro's and cons from there.

did you read this book? I just did this and it is by far the uggliest
book I have seen either by O'Reilly or covering snort.

If you read the documentation which comes with snort you will get
better informations than this book will give you.

If you are looking for a good book then take 

Snort 2.1 Intrusion Detection, Second Edition ISBN 1-931836-04-3
by Brian Caswell and Jay Beale

(Ok, I didn't read this book but the first edition covering snort-2.0
and this book was quite useful. So I expect the second edition will be too.)

Best regards


PS: There are more books on snort available but I read this two books. 
So I can't say anything to the other ones. They might be good or not but
the O'Reilly book is definitively not useful.

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