[Snort-users] mpls

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Fri Jun 15 10:12:29 EDT 2007


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Please be aware that Snort 3 doesn't have a detection engine yet, so  
apart from decoding and printing the packets in four fun-filled  
modes, it doesn't do a whole lot yet.

I'm working on a new release that'll let you actually start analyzing  
packets, stay tuned!

	-Marty

On Jun 15, 2007, at 7:30 AM, Paul Melson wrote:

>> I need to sniff a link that uses mpls headers. Does
>> any one have some advice for doing this successfully?
>
>> From http://www.snort.org/users/roesch/Site/Snort%203.0.html
>
> "...most specifically the new protocol decoders that have been added
> for Snort 3.0 including IPv6, MPLS, GRE and 802.1q as well as the new
> TCP and IP option decoders."
>
> I'd say Snort 3.0 is your best bet.  Otherwise you're in uncharted
> waters, I think.  If you had to use 2.6.x right now, you might be able
> to use something like mpls-linux and bridging and then have Snort
> attach to the Ethernet bridge interface.  I have no idea if that would
> actually work, though.
>
> PaulM
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