[Snort-users] Kudos for Snort

Jim Campbell jim at ...17675...
Mon Jun 5 12:28:25 EDT 2017

I have been using Snort configured as an IPS for my small network for 
several months. I have a dedicated machine wired between my modem and my 
firewall. I also use a VPN on the machine that I use for internet access.

Several times during the last few months I have experienced attacks 
lasting a few hours, usually during the small hours of the night. Snort 
has apparently thwarted these attacks since neither of my two anti-virus 
packages has complained.

I mentioned my VPN. During the period of the attacks the VPN exited in 
California. Wondering if a change of scenery might help I changed my 
exit node to a country overseas. Not only did the Severity 1 events 
cease (so far) but the Severity 2 and 3 events dropped by an order of 
magnitude. (I let Snort alert on some harmless packets to assure me that 
Snort is "on the job".)

Kudos to those who provide Snort for us.


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience;
we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
---Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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