[Snort-users] Place to install Snort

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Fri Jan 23 14:27:18 EST 2015

On 1/22/2015 11:43 PM, Minh Trung wrote:
> Is this possible to place Snort  on vmware ? which spec i need to
> configuration for this machine? I want to capture all from Router, how to
> configuration Snort to listen everything on Router, how configuration
> router look like?
> Any suggestion please let me know

you probably really want to put your sensor as close to the router if you want 
it to sniff all the traffic the router sees... perhaps an inline configuration 
where the traffic passes from the router through the sensor... if not set there 
in inline mode, then hung off of there so sniff the traffic as it passes by...

but you can probably also use a dedicated nic in the vm machine for snort to use 
and have that wired to a span or mirror port from the router...

there are numerous ways but which you choose depends on what you want snort to 
do for your environment... do you want it to just detect and alert? do you want 
it to detect, alert and block? there're more decisions but i'm not sure of any 
design examples or drawings with the various layouts possible... this is 
something you really need to study and consider the options for...

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