[Snort-users] learning snort

James B Horwath JamesHorwath at ...3796...
Wed Sep 28 12:50:41 EDT 2005

I am in the process of studying for the GCIA second exam which covers 
snort setup and use.  I have been reading the mailing list, snort 
documentation and playing with a small controlled snort setup. Although 
RTFM is great, I learn better by actually doing hands on things.  I am 
using a packet crafting tool like hping2 to watch and learn how snort 
works.  I have been reading about tools like snot which use the snort 
configuration and build packets based on the configuration.  This seems 
like an ideal way to learn more about snort behavior. I am having trouble 
finding snot, are there any other tools recommended to exercise snort and 
learn the what, why's and how.  I don't have access to any large network 
to  try a live implementation, so my small and humble lab is the best I 
can do.  Any recommendations I would really appreciate.


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