[Snort-users] Using SNORT inline

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Tue Nov 2 16:16:11 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Dan Dwelley <ddwelley at ...15029...> wrote:

>  Hello all,
> I’m new to this list and have a question I need answered. I’m installing
> SNORT 2.9.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using David Gullett’s install guide.
> It looks as if this install is only an IDS setup rather than an IPS
> solution. Am I wrong? I’m looking for something that I can place inline so I
> can not only detect issues but act upon them.
> Can anyone point me in the correct direction or enlighten me.

With 2.9.0, you enable inline mode when Snort is started by selecting a DAQ
that supports inline mode and giving Snort the -Q argument.

For example:  ./snort --daq afpacket -i eth1:eth2 -c snort.conf -Q

See the DAQ README and Snort's README.daq for more info.

> Thank you in advance,
> Dan
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