[Snort-users] Var Home_Net and NIC talk prob
banshee6670 at ...1877...
Wed Aug 17 08:48:48 EDT 2005
I am trying to install snort following a guide that is on winsnort:(http://www.winsnort.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=printpage&artid=5).
I have installed apache,installed and configured php, tested apache and php and installed winpcap and snort ok.Now I am stuck.
I need enter my ip in var home_net but I dont know what to enter there as I have dynamic ip.
To monitor a single host, with an IP of 192.168.171.129
Change: var HOME_NET 192.168.171.129/32
Note: You could also use:
Change: var HOME_NET 192.168.171.129
To monitor a class C Network with an IP of 192.168.171.x, and a subnet of 255.255.255.x
Change: var HOME_NET 192.168.171.129/24
To monitor a class B network with an IP of 192.168.x.x, and a subnet of 255.255.x.x
Change: var HOME_NET 192.168.171.129/16
To monitor a class A Network with an IP of 192.x.x.x, and a subnet of 255.x.x.x
Change: var HOME_NET 192.168.171.129/8
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What are those 32,24,16,8 at the end of the ips ? and what is a subnet. How do I know which ones to add to my dynamic ips ? I have no clue....
Testing the Snort installation
At the command prompt '>' type: snort -W
Connect the sensor to the network using the preferred Network Interface Card (NIC) and make sure that the web can be browsed.
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How would I do that ? I dont even know what/where my NIC is.
Any help appreciated.
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