[Snort-users] Using snort to monitor traffic

Will Metcalf william.metcalf at ...11827...
Mon Apr 30 20:27:59 EDT 2007

I would suggest that you look at SANCP or Argus


I also suggest that you pickup one of Richard Bejtlich's books if you don't
think that you need full packet captures.  You can always generate stats and
flow data from full pcaps.



On 4/30/07, Frank <frank at ...14116...> wrote:
> i have snort inline (freebsd, ipfw, postgres logging) set up on my router
> to watch HTTP traffic. i would like to log in such a way that i can
> determine the last time any IP sent HTTP. i don't want to log any content,
> i just need the timestamps. i would prefer not to have to inspect the
> content or to log every HTTP packet.
> does snort seem like the proper tool for this job? i was going to use
> squid, but that seemed like overkill as just a transparent, non-caching
> proxy that logs to a flat file.
> thanks,
> frank
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