Snort really isn't very hard to use, but there are a lot of command line
options to play with, and it's not always obvious which ones go together well.
This file aims to make using Snort easier for new users.
Before we proceed, there are a few basic concepts you should understand about
Snort. Snort can be configured to run in three modes:
- Sniffer mode, which simply reads the packets off of the network and
displays them for you in a continuous stream on the console (screen).
- Packet Logger mode, which logs the packets to disk.
- Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) mode, which performs
detection and analysis on network traffic. This is the most complex and