[Snort-users] Kudos for Snort

James Lay jlay at ...13475...
Mon Jun 5 12:59:12 EDT 2017


On 2017-06-05 10:28, Jim Campbell wrote:
> 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.
> Jim
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