[Snort-users] Var Home_Net and NIC talk prob

Willy, Andrew AWilly at ...13017...
Wed Aug 17 08:58:29 EDT 2005

You're working with software and documentation that assumes you're familiar
with basic networking.  I suggest beginning with general TCP/IP and Ethernet
before going onto to IDS. There are countless resources online.


-----Original Message-----
From: Banshee [mailto:banshee6670 at ...1877...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:47 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Var Home_Net and NIC talk prob

Hello all,

I am trying to install snort following a guide that is on

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
Change: var HOME_NET

Note: You could also use:
Change: var HOME_NET

To monitor a class C Network with an IP of 192.168.171.x, and a subnet of
Change: var HOME_NET

To monitor a class B network with an IP of 192.168.x.x, and a subnet of
Change: var HOME_NET

To monitor a class A Network with an IP of 192.x.x.x, and a subnet of
Change: var HOME_NET 

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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.

Luca S.

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