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Re: Snort and ADSL
From: "Paul Johnson" <paul.johnson8 () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:50:29 +0900

Jeremy,

Maybe Mike wants to learn about Snort by analyzing the traffic on his
ADSL connection.

Paul

On 25/03/06, Gaddis, Jeremy L. <jeremy () linuxwiz net> wrote:
Mike Gilligan wrote:
I have a Netscreen 5GT ADSL FW at my home with two interfaces - inside
and outside. I do have a basic set of IDS sigs on the Netscreen but I
would like to set up a Snort sensor outside the Firewall to look at
unblocked alerts. However, I only have an RJ11 telephone cable to my
ADSL port on the Netscreen and no where to plug in a Snort sensor. I
could plug it in on the inside but I miss a lot of the traffic already
dropped. I know that some SOHO Firewalls like the Linksys ones let you
run Snort on the box itself but this isn't an option for me. Could
anyone suggest a feasible solution?

I've seen people do similar things before, but I can never understand
why.  Why do you care about everything that's being blocked?  I have
enough to worry about watching the IDS for things that *DO* make it
inside the firewall, without worrying about all the crud that gets dropped.

-j

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Jeremy L. Gaddis
GCWN, MCP, Linux+, Network+
http://www.jeremygaddis.com/

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