[Snort-users] testing IDS

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Mon Jun 27 20:16:05 EDT 2005

There are better ways to test Snort.  Snort doesn't have a formal  
programmatic SYN flood detector but you could probably write a  
threshold rule that would give you the capability in about 10 minutes.

A better idea would be to go get metasploit or the Exploitation  
Framework at http://www.securityforest.com/wiki/index.php/ 
Exploitation_Framework to generate some attacks.  Snort has never  
really concentrated on rate-based DoS detection.  Usually you can  
tell when you're getting hit by a rate-based DoS without a whole lot  
in the way of IDS... :)


On Jun 21, 2005, at 12:58 AM, Geries Handal wrote:

> HI...
> I donwload a couple of tools form this site:
> http://www.antiserver.it/Denial-Of-Service/
> The tools were:
> APSEND v1.60 and
> Datapool v3.3
> I used them to test my linux box with snort, but i don't get any  
> alerts on any of the atacks, only portscans and portsweeps but no  
> DoS attacks. For example with apsend you can genered a syn flood  
> DoS... but snort will not generate and alerts...
> So i like to know what i'm doing wrong or is there a better way to  
> test snort...
> Thanks
> Geries Handal
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