[Snort-users] How to detect OS with Snort?

Jason Haar Jason_Haar at ...15306...
Thu May 17 05:47:54 EDT 2012

On 17/05/12 04:02, Olaf Schreck wrote:
>> In OpenSource land, p0f is the best tool to go about detecting OSes.
> Or OpenBSDs pf firewall which has this functionality built in.

...except I wouldn't trust either to make blocking decisions. I've used
p0f for years and even though it's very useful, it still gets a lot of
packets wrong - eg Windows systems declared as Linux - and 3 packets
later being Windows. Great metadata - but I wouldn't block/alert on it


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