Obfuscating IP Addresses


You want to send someone else your Snort logs for analysis, but you don't want to give them too much information about your network.


Use the obfuscate command-line switch, -O.

snort -O -c /etc/snort.conf -l /var/log



The obfuscation switch changes all IP addresses in the logs to read xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. If you use this in combination with the -h (homenet) option, it only obfuscates the IPs within that range; all other IPs (i.e., those of the people attacking you) remain in the clear.

See Also

Snort Users Manual

Passive OS Fingerprinting

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


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