[Snort-users] learning snort

Joel Esler joel.esler at ...1935...
Wed Sep 28 12:58:53 EDT 2005

Snot, IIRC, isn't going to be much use to you now that Snort has  
stream tracking.  Since Snot's attacks are based off of a general  
packet..  (no flow being established)..  I don't think it will work.

Try out a vulnerability assessment tool like Nessus.


On Sep 28, 2005, at 3:46 PM, James B Horwath wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Jim
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