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Re: Snort noob questions
From: Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:39:26 -0400

On Apr 19, 2013, at 3:56 PM, Scott Bonar <sbonar () gmail com> wrote:

Hopefully some quick questions from a Snort 'noob'.

1) got Snort up and running but I was curious, what is the best way to 
test it?

Browse the internet for a bit!  ;)

No, really, maybe some metasploit, icmp traffic?  Something like that.

2) what is the difference between ClamAV and Snort since it appears as 
if Snort has anti-virus/anti-spam/anti-phishing rules?

ClamAV operates on files, on end hosts.  Snort is a network detection tool that watches traffic as it goes by and stops 
it (if in IPS mode).  The detection is written by the same people at the same time, so everything that Snort has a rule 
for ClamAV also has a rule for.

Joel Esler
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