[Snort-users] simple rule to alert when visiting a website

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Tue Nov 17 11:43:15 EST 2009

There are plenty of docs to learn how to do this on snort.org, as well
as being included with the Snort software that you downloaded.

I don't know how you intend to perform "regression" testing on the
rules. But let us know how that works out.

Alert tcp $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET $HTTP_PORTS (msg:"test eBay
rule"; flow:to_server,established; content:"eBay.com"; nocase;
sid:1000000; rev:1;)

is a more proper way to do what you want.

Ip rules = generally bad
any any rules = generally bad

there are all kinds of webinars, white papers, and instructions to
help you do what you want on Snort.org. I would encourage you to check
those out as the rule I wrote above will fit only a very specific
service and function.

-written on a cell phone

On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, mary andrews <maryandrews22 at ...11827...> wrote:
> well, I am using ebay.com as an example, but basically yes.
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...1935... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'jesler at ...1935...');>> wrote:
> So, your question is, how to write a rule to detect someone going to eBay?
> J
> On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, mary andrews <maryandrews22 at ...11827... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'maryandrews22 at ...11827...');>> wrote:
>> Forgive us, but we are evaluating the software and we are now learning it too,
>> OK, I suppose you can call us newbies.
>> we are trying to write simple rules, we have had some success so far,
>> a little at a time, we are now trying to write a small rule to alert if someone
>> is visiting a specific site, say www.ebay.com <http://www.ebay.com/> <http://www.ebay.com/>
>> so far we have this in a file called testing.rules.
>> # testing.rules
>> alert icmp any any -> any any (msg:"$$$$$TESTING rule$$$$$"; sid:1000001;)
>> its rudimentary, we know, but its working ok. before we uncomment the config and include
>> a bigger set of rules, we want to regresstion test them in their simplest form.
>> if someone replies, and since I am not 100% sure how this list works yet,
>> could you please copy me here? maryandrews22 at ...11827... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'maryandrews22 at ...11827...');> <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'maryandrews22 at ...11827... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'maryandrews22 at ...5119...827...');>');>
>> many thanks,
>> m
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