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RE: Packet Payload
From: "Remad" <listaggy () remad net>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 13:24:18 -0400

I hope your company has lots of money for a SAN.  I wouldn't recommend
capturing payloads without a good reason.  It will eat diskspace big time.
I would turn it on when you see something that you need the data for.  

Another choice would be to build tcpdump filter to collect payload data for
specific types of data.  Might not get everything but 10TB of data isn't
something you are going to find any useful info in anyways.

,Remad 

-----Original Message-----
From: xelerated [mailto:xelerated () gmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:32 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Packet Payload

Im posrting this to the pen-test group, rather than firewall or IDS because
it covers many areas.

Id like to see what the pro's think about capturing and storing packet
payloads from firewalls, ids, etc... everything rather than just loggin the
incidents.

Im trying to explain to my management how useful the payloads could be if we
were ever to really need them, say from a forensics point of view.
To give another example, one time I was seeing lots of firewall drops, I
could tell what ports, src and dest. but no packet data. To everyone
involved it looked like a worm trying to spread.
Well in the end it wasnt, infact is was something that was nice to know
about, but it was not hostile traffic. But if I had been able to see the
payloads i could have seen the data request and known from the start what it
was, or was not.

What would be really great, is a whitepaper covering this, or enough
info/facts that I could throw one together.

thanks!
Chris

C|EH, CISSP

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