Logging to the Windows Event Viewer

Problem

You want to view your Snort alerts with the Windows Event Viewer.

Solution

Log your Snort alert messages to the Windows Event log by using the -E command-line option:

C:Snortin>snort -E -l C:snortlog -c c:snortetcsnort.conf

 

Discussion

The -E command-line option is available only on Snort for Windows. However, this does make log viewing convenient by consolidating it into the same method as all other Windows events. You must use this command-line option when running Snort in NIDS mode so that alerts get properly generated in Windows Event log format. Figure 2-1 shows what a Snort event looks like in the Event Viewer. You can see the details of the log entry by double-clicking on it, as shown in Figure 2-2.

Figure 2-1. Event Viewer

Figure 2-2. Event Properties

 

See Also

Recipe 1.18

Logging Alerts to a Database

Installing Snort from Source on Unix

Logging to a File Quickly

How to Build Rules

Detecting Stateless Attacks and Stream Reassembly

Managing Snort Sensors

Generating Statistical Output from Snort Logs

Monitoring Network Performance

Index





Snort Cookbook
Snort Cookbook
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