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Sniffing Bonded Ports (Linux, mode=4)
From: "Turnbough, Bradley E." <bturnbough () belcan com>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:12:13 +0000

I have a proxy server with two network ports.  Both ports are part of a Linux mode 4 bond on the proxy itself.

On the switch side, I have the ports configured as part of a channel group.

I am mirroring both ports individually as I cannot mirror the channel-group itself.

On the IDS side, I have tried at least three different approaches:

1) Sniff each port individually using separate snort processes.  Further thought led me to believe that the snort 
processes were only catching 50% of the session traffic so this was ruled out as an option.

2) Sniff each port using "--daq afpacket --daq-mode passive -i eth4:eth5", however no alerts are generated.  Not sure 
why this doesn't work.

3) Create a "mode=4" bond on the ids sensor with the mirrored proxy ports as members.  Sniff the bond "bond0" using one 
snort process.  No alerts have been generated this method.

Has anyone ever successfully sniffed mode=4 groups / interfaces?  What am I doing wrong?

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