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[Xen-users] Re: Snort on domU

* dot.yet@xxxxxxxxx [2009-06-25 23:08:41]
> Can anyone confirm if a xen based domU can be used for snort setup? It is
> not for commercial use, rather just SOHO use.

You can run snort in a guest, but it won't see all of the traffic from
the wire.

It gets:
    - traffic to its' MAC address,
    - traffic with the multicast bit set in the destination address.

In most cases this makes it unusable for snort.

David Edmondson, Sun Microsystems, http://dme.org

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