[Snort-users] Snort not seeing everything

fname lname larskman at ...11827...
Wed Jun 14 14:55:22 EDT 2006

The tap is tapping into the wire that is leaving the inside port of the
pix.  For the pix it goes to the tap and out of the tap it goes to the

The switch are not smart switches so that is why i am using a tap.

On 6/14/06, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at ...11827...> wrote:
> On 6/14/06, Eric Hines <eric.hines at ...8860...> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > This doesn't look right. Why would you install a Tap, then hang the
> > Snort sensor off the switch? The purpose of the tap is to tap in to the
> > network and replace span ports on your switch. The Snort sensor is
> > supposed to be hanging off the monitoring port of the Tap.
> >
> I do not see where he is putting the snort sensor on the switch. The
> IDS seems to stay in the same spot.. the last jump out/first jump in.
> --
> Stephen J Smoogen.
> CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
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