[Snort-users] Snort in offline mode?

Alex Kirk alex.kirk at ...1935...
Fri Apr 1 06:55:48 EST 2005


Use the -r <somefile> switch to read packet dumps back in. 
Tcpdump-created files work nicely.

More important, go read http://www.snort.org/docs/snort_manual/ and "man 
snort" before you get started -- you'll discover all sorts of wonderful 
things that way. ;-)

Alex Kirk
Research Analyst
Sourcefire, Inc.

> Hi all,
>
> Does Snort have an offline mode of operation?
>
> That is, can I configure Snort to read (say) tcpdump files and perform 
> IDS work rather than read packets off the wire.
>
> Thanks,
>
> _R
>
>
>
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