[Snort-users] Snort's architecture

dandantheitman dandantheitman at ...11827...
Thu Sep 6 21:29:45 EDT 2012

You could always argue that snort can also output to a database, as well as
a file or an alert, but most of your security analysts are going to prefer
that you don't do that, as then snort is stuck performing database inserts,
which in and of themselves can be pretty CPU intensive.

Tony is spot on,nothing has really changed that much from a high level.


On 6 September 2012 19:48, Tony Robinson <deusexmachina667 at ...11827...> wrote:

> As far as I can tell Pratik,
> The diagram presented is actually pretty well put together and will give
> you an idea as to how packets generally flow through snort and end with
> dropped packets/alerts. To answer your question, no, in terms of this
> diagram, nothing has really changed. this diagram is spot-on for a high
> level overview.
> Cheers,
> DA_667
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 7:04 AM, Pratik Narang <pratik.cse.bits at ...11827...>wrote:
>> I saw this diagram of Snort's architecture in one of the research papers
>> i was going through. Could someone care to tell if the architecture they
>> give here is the same which Snort actually has currently or whether Snort
>> has undergone certain changes?
>> The diagram-
>> [image: Inline image 1]
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