Protect your network with Snort: the high-performance, open source IDS
Snort gives network administrators an open source intrusion detection system that outperforms proprietary alternatives. Now, Rafeeq Ur Rehman explains and simplifies every aspect of deploying and managing Snort in your network. You'll discover how to monitor all your network traffic in real time; update Snort to reflect new security threats; automate and analyze Snort alerts; and more. Best of all, Rehman's custom scripts integrate Snort with Apache, MySQL, PHP, and ACID-so you can build and optimize a complete IDS solution more quickly than ever before.
An expert introduction to intrusion detection and the role of Snort
Writing and updating Snort rules to reflect the latest attacks and exploits
Contains detailed coverage of Snort plug-ins, preprocessors, and output modules
Logging alerts to a MySQL database
Using ACID to search, process, and analyze security alerts
Using SnortSnarf to analyze Snort log files
XML support for Snort via the Simple Network Markup Language (SNML)
The accompanying ftp site contains all the software, scripts, and rules you need to get started with Snort.
About the Open Source Series
Bruce Perens' Open Source Series is a definitive series of Linux and Open Source books by the world's leading Linux software developers. Bruce Perens is the primary author of The Open Source Definition, the formative document of the open source movement, and the former Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader. The text of this book is Open Source licensed