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Re: Snort noob questions
From: Caleb Jaren <tropism.prophet () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:02:24 -0700

If this helps, I've always used an nmap Xmas scan against a host in the
monitored segment. The scan (iirc) would be something like "nmap  -v -sX
<target ip>".

What Joel said re: clam vs. Snort.
On Apr 19, 2013 1:43 PM, "Joel Esler" <jesler () sourcefire com> wrote:

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*
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager
Sourcefire



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