[Snort-users] Snort logs different than the stuff I see in BASE.

Joel Esler eslerj at ...11827...
Fri Feb 27 10:13:10 EST 2009


That's fine, let us know what you can.
Incidentally, -b and log_tcpdump are the same thing.

J

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Bruno G. San Alejo <bgonzalez at ...14528...>wrote:

>    Hi, I had already done something like that with the -b option, but
> since I'm a newbie with this stuff so I went into the snort.conf and
> commented out the DB output and uncommented the option for the
> log_tcpdump option. I don't know if it will work differently.
>
>    In my time zone my job time ends in minutes and my parental duties
> take over, so I don't think I'll be sending anything new till Monday
> morning. :)
>
>    Thanks.
>
>
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>
>
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> Joel Esler wrote:
> > Try this, don't output to database.  Try having Snort just output
> > directly to pcap format, then we can try and figure out where the
> > problem may lie.
> >
> > J
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Bruno G. San Alejo
> > <bgonzalez at ...14528... <mailto:bgonzalez at ...14528...>> wrote:
> >
> >
> >        Hello, I'm missing out something here because I have produced some
> >     log files from snort and when I check them out with wireshark I
> cannot
> >     find some alert packets that I see at BASE.
> >
> >        In detail, I see some ICMPs redirect messages in the logs (through
> >     wireshark, they are in tcpdump format), but BASE shows just one.
> Also,
> >     the mac addresses involved are not the same (I have just one sensor),
> >     though the IPs are. I know this because the packet saved as pcap from
> >     BASE and opened with Wireshark has plain wrong mac addresses.
> >
> >        I thought that some packets could get lost due to heavy load
> >     (actually this is a live network, but I'm running snort non
> >     promiscous).
> >     But the discrepancies between what BASE shows me and what snort logs
> >     makes me believe I'm doing something wrong.
> >
> >        Thanks.
> >
> >
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