[Snort-users] learning snort

Andre' M. DiMino tsamp77 at ...549...
Wed Sep 28 17:09:42 EDT 2005

Hi Jim...

One thing you may consider in a limited lab setup is the use of VMWare.  For
example, you can setup a linux guest running Snort, and another linux guest
(or the host) running Nessus or Hping.  Why not shoot the works and have
another guest act as a syslog server as well :)



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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of James B
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 3:46 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] learning snort

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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