[Snort-users] How to Test Snort Rules

jsa hssh jsp563b32a at ...1396...
Thu May 5 06:24:23 EDT 2005

I am new to the mailing list and new to Snort too. I am using EagleX 
which u might know uses Snort rules for ID purposes and show the results using ACID.
 What i want to know is how do one test Snort rules. If i want to test 
a specific rule or signature how will i do that. Lets say i have rule 
which give an alert whenever there is particular word example take 
"Porn" is there in network traffic. I know if it matches same word in 
network traffic it will give us the alert but how will we test it before we 
deploy it. can we connect two systems and send file containing this word 
from one system to other which has snort running on it. If yes "how do 
we do that". simillarly if we want to test any other Snort rule how do 
we do that. Is there any particular software whcih is available and can 
be used for this testing purpose. 
I will really appriciate any kind of feedback on this. It may be very 
simple but i am new to Snort so i don't know how to do this.
Thanks for your help fellows in dvance.

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