[Snort-users] general questions

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Fri Mar 29 17:33:25 EDT 2013

On 3/29/2013 14:40, Mohammad MontazerI wrote:
> i know.
> but snort has packet sniffer. so i can use it as an IDS and network traffic
> shape. cant?

no, you can't... why should snort be processing all that data when its purpose 
is penetration prevention?

> if its not for this kind of need so the log file used for what?
> why even snort create a log file from network traffic?

the pcaps are only of the network packets that *caused an alert*... nothing 
else... the pcaps are so you can perform diagnostics to confirm the alert is a 
true positive and so you can then followup with security or preventative 
measures unless your system has already acted upon the alert and instituted some 
protective measures...

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