[Snort-users] Issue with Wireless Monitoring

Alan Ptak alan.ptak at ...11827...
Fri Apr 2 17:22:57 EDT 2010

Hi Paul,

Since snort is able to see traffic on the interface, the next place I would
look is the variables for HOME_NET and EXTERNAL_NET, and at the rule itself.

HTH .. Alan

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Paul K <paulk33243 at ...11827...> wrote:

> Anyone have a good, recent link or article on completely setting up Snort
> for a wireless network?
> Here is my issue:
> - Using wlan0 (Atheros card) on a laptop and Snort starts just fine on the
> system, so no issues there.
> - Created a simple rule to look for nocase "google" - works like a champ on
> the local system
> - Above rule does not work to monitor other traffic on the same WAP as the
> laptop.
> - snort -v -d -i wlan0 will see the full packet captures from the other
> systems, including the full request to google and displays the google packet
> captures
> - However, no alerts are generated from the above connection to google on a
> different system
> - Can create a rule looking for traffic to/from another system's IP address
> and snort will capture and alert on traffic to/from the system.
> So basically, 'snort -v -d -i wlan0' will see all traffic from all systems
> on the WAP, a rule looking for traffic to/from a system on the WAP will
> trigger; however, Snort will not alert on content from other systems on the
> WAP...
> Am I missing something really trivial here, or is there a trick to getting
> wireless monitoring going?
> Thanks,
> Paul
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