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Re: Snort as Firewall (WinXP)
From: Kenton Smith <listsks () yahoo ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:05:31 -0500 (EST)

Well I'm certainly of the opinion that Snort is an
IDS, particularly on a Windows machine. My
understanding of anykind of "firewalling" that can be
done with Snort has to be done using
IPTables/Netfilter. Without knowing your reasoning, I
think you're setting yourself up for much poorer
security by choosing to use a product that isn't a
firewall when there are perfectly good firewall
products available.

Kenton

------- Original Message ------ 

Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:56:12 +0530
From:"Neil" <neil () voidfx net>
To:security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Snort as Firewall (WinXP)

Has anyone here ever tried using Snort as a firewall,
particularly on a
Windows box?  I was toying around with the idea of
using it as a
firewall for my laptop (not an enterprise).

From what I've read, a couple people have tried, but
most people were 
of
the opinion to use Snort as an IDS, and have a
separate firewall.

If anyone has done it, do you recommend it? Why/why
not?
For those who are against using it as a firewall,
again, why?

Thanks for the input.
-- 
Neil.
http://voidfx.net
"Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I
cannot change, the
courage to try to change the things I can, and the
wisdom to hide the
bodies of the people I had to kill because they pissed
me off."
--Anonymous


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