[Snort-users] Snort as a HIPS

Dave Corsello snort-users at ...15598...
Tue Mar 25 19:41:47 EDT 2014

I've never done HIPS with Snort, only NIPS.  Have you tried using
NFQUEUE on both the input and output chains, sending everything to the
same queue, and monitoring that queue in one instance of Snort via NFQ DAQ?

On 3/25/2014 2:11 PM, James Lay wrote:
> All this inline talk has got me wondering...my understanding of inline 
> is:
> Use afpacket with interface pairs where snort is used to "bridge" the 
> pairs (NOT kernel bridge).  This will catch all packets.
> Use nfq AND a single iptables table which will catch any packets sent 
> to the table queue.
> So...as a hips I'd want two tables looked at.. my INPUT and OUTPUT 
> tables...is there a way to do this without needing two running snort 
> instances?  Thanks.
> James
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