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Re: Snort noob questions
From: Scott Bonar <sbonar () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:55:43 -0600

Thanks. I enabled the portscan preprocessor and ran the nmap command, but I am still not getting any alerts.
What am I missing?

Scott

On 04/21/2013 06:02 PM, Caleb Jaren wrote:

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 <mailto:jesler () sourcefire com>> wrote:

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