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Cheech Chong
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Since: Jan 09, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: enable IDS / snort rules (automatically)
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Hello,

Anyone know how to enable the IDS (Snort) to actually block identified
attacks? From what I have read online Snort running on Smoothwall
only identifies the intrusions, but does not block them.

My example is: Forwarded port 80 to a web server on my LAN, and I am
looking for a 'second level' of defense if I forget to install an
update on my server.

Thanks,
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Jeffrey Alsip
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Since: Feb 23, 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: enable IDS / snort rules (automatically) [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

My experience suggests that Smoothwall is very good at "identifying"
but not very good at actually "blocking". It is up to you to identify
the addresses that you want to add to your "blocked senders" list.

As a second line of defense, I run Zone Alarm (the free version) on my
workstations. If you want a FREE version of something like this to run
on your Servers, good luck. If you do find one, please let us all know.
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