[Snort-users] Doubt about configuration HOME, EXTERNAL.

Morris, Shane (US SSA) shane.morris at ...11338...
Thu Jun 6 13:00:04 EDT 2013


When you're watching traffic leaving your network you're looking for things like users going to infected sites, CNC, bad domains/IPs, data exfil, etc It's just as important as watching the noise banging off your web servers.

If your net is just the /24 than I think your variables are correct. The rules would header would be HOME_NET -> EXTERNAL_NET. Also Snort default HTTP_PORTS variable includes proxy ports so you can catch your users going to the net through a proxy port.

The best thing to do is run some dumps on your listening port/s and analyze the traffic along with some accurate net diags.

From: Agus [mailto:agus.262 at ...11827...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 9:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Doubt about configuration HOME, EXTERNAL.

Any link, tip is appreciated.


2013/6/4 Agus <agus.262 at ...11827...<mailto:agus.262 at ...11827...>>
Hi guys,

I have a subnet that connects to a client Network. They asked me to implement an IDS. Si i built snort/snorby/PP

This is an unusual, at least for me, place as i am supposed to monitor the traffic going away from my net to the other, instead of what it is more common that i monitor incoming traffic to my severs.

So my doubt is how should i configure the Network variables.

My net =<> - HOME_NET

That is the approach i took. the same as if the servers were on my net; but that aint the case as i have the clients/users on my NET, and all services(web, proxy, inet) are on their side. I was thinking on swapping the values.

Thanks for any tip you can provide!

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