[Snort-users] Help on fresh snort...

Bob Marley cyroscholar at ...131...
Wed Feb 10 09:17:51 EST 2010

Thanx Alex for the insight, 


--- On Wed, 2/10/10, Alex Kirk <akirk at ...1935...> wrote:

From: Alex Kirk <akirk at ...1935...>
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Help on fresh snort...
To: "Sandro guly Zaccarini" <guly at ...14592...>
Cc: "Bob Marley" <cyroscholar at ...131...>, snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 8:38 PM


While Sandro is correct - reading the manual will get you the farthest - here are a few things that are important to focus on (assuming that you already have Snort compiled/installed, and are just trying to get it doing its job):

* Review your configuration and make sure things are tuned for your local environment. Setting the $HOME_NET variable to include IPs for your local network, setting your $RULE_PATH variable to a directory that contains Snort rules, choosing the output method that works best for your environment, etc. are all very important things to do.

* Make sure you've actually got a set of rules for Snort to use that's reasonably up-to-date. You can get free rules by registering at Snort.org.

* Choose an appropriate place to deploy Snort on your network that will ensure maximum visibility. You probably want it inside a firewall, since the Internet is a noisy place, but other than that, pass as much traffic to your Snort box as it can handle.

If you have more specific questions moving forward, feel free to send questions to the list.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 4:10 AM, Sandro guly Zaccarini <guly at ...14592...> wrote:

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:53:50AM -0800, Bob Marley wrote:
> All,
> Need help on deploying snort on dapper for the first time. I read the manual
> and it's really frustrating. can someone key in on the most important things
> to do... please

the most important thing is to read the manual.

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