[Snort-users] Snort Summary Web Pages

Bryan Swann swann at ...4020...
Fri Nov 9 17:11:38 EST 2007

IMO, BASE isn't a very useful product for IDS monitoring, though I'm 
sure others may disagree.  It doesn't provide a real-time view of the 
alerts which is what most people want.  I've never tried squil, but it 
is suppose to provide that function.

I use the commercial product aanval and it runs circles around BASE. 
Its pretty cheap too.  It has real time monitoring support and can 
create nice reports on data returned by a query.  I just got the most 
recent version and it has support for PDF reports too.

As far as reporting goes, I wish there were some decent comparisons 
between the tools.  Don't use snort report, it queries all of the data 
to generate a report every time you access it.  With only a moderate 
alert load, the tool takes forever.  I like snortsnarf and snortalog. 
Though I would like to hear what others are using.

I am moving to use barnyard, but found that few reporting tools can use 
the unified logging format.  Barnyard can create something similar to a 
fast alert output, but the format is slightly different.  I plan on 
trying to write a script to parse the barnyard output so I can still use 
snortsnarf and snortalog.  I would love to know what other tools people 
are using to create a daily report.

Michael Merrell wrote:
> Hi!
> I hope I'm doing this right and that I get some helpful responses. 
> I've recently installed Snort and BASE on a Fedora Core 7 machine. I've secured the main page with a password following the instructions found on the Snort Documents page. However, while I'd like to keep the main page secure, I'd also like to post a real-time summary (just the number of alerts and traffic by protocol stuff) on a second web page that would not be secured. I'd like it set up so that anyone could view this summary but following the links would require a password.
> I've been reading through documentation online without much success and I was hoping someone might be able to offer me some help.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions and advice! Thank you!
> - Michael M.
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