Snort Cookbook

Free Online Book: Snort Cookbook

Read Snort Cookbook online for free from O’Reilly Commons. Designing a reliable way to detect intruders before they get in is an essential but often overwhelming challenge.


Snort, the defacto open source standard of intrusion detection tools, is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP network. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching, and matching. Snort can save countless headaches; the new Snort Cookbook will save countless hours of sifting through dubious online advice or wordy tutorials in order to leverage the full power of SNORT.

Table of Contents

  • Installation and Optimization
  • Logging, Alerts, and Output Plug-ins
  • Rules and Signatures
  • Preprocessing: An Introduction
  • Administrative Tools
  • Log Analysis
  • Miscellaneous Other Uses

Book Details

Author(s): Jacob Babbin, Simon Biles and Angela D. Orebaugh.
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 288
Link: Read online.

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