[Snort-users] how to test snort rules?

Kevin Ross kevross33 at ...14012...
Tue Feb 8 07:38:14 EST 2011

You could also look at openpacket.org and set snort to read the packet in
(make sure you haven't set your $HOME_NET variable and to test it so it will
fire on any IP though in practice you should have your $HOME_NET set and
then EXTERNAL_NET !HOME_NET so it considers everything else non-internal). I
would also advise using the emergingthreats snort rules (google them) for
some free rules which cover a lot of malware, command and control, known
hostile IP address, exploits, scanners and so on. You could also look on
sites like exploit-db.com for vulnerabilities which are covered to test them
from another system.

Regards, Kevin

On 8 February 2011 09:29, anvin igcar <avigcar at ...11827...> wrote:

> Dear members
>   I am new in snort and I installed it on my Fedora 12 system. SNORT is
> running properly and I am using BASE to view snort alerts. I want to know
> how to test snort rules , I want to test my running snort before deploying
> it.
> Is there any software which would do this?
> Thanks
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