[Snort-users] Do you have port 443 in $HTTP_PORTS and ttp_inspect_server?

Joel Esler jesler at ...589...
Fri Nov 21 14:59:57 EST 2014

I’ve seen people do it, with mixed results.  Totally depends on the network, I would suppose.  You can test it and provide feedback.  I know, easy for me to say right?

On Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM, L0rd Ch0de1m0rt wrote:

> Hello.
> Right now on my Snorts I do not have the TCP port 443 in the HTTP_PORTS portvar or in the http_inspect_server port lists.  But do you think I should? Sometimes I have the malwares use 443 but not encrypted at all and it would be nice to be able to use http_inspect buffers and have the PAF.
> I also have 'noinspect_encrypted' on my SSL preprocessor configurations so I am thinking that if I put 443 in for http_inspect it won't be a big deal because I won't do inspection after success SSL handshake is detected right???
> I am curious what other people do and there reasoning for this.
> Have you ever thought about this?  I dont' see the port 443 in the default config that comes with snort so I am worried about doing it.  How will it impact performance?
> Thanks && Cheers!
> L0rd C.
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