[ISN] REVIEW: "Snort Cookbook", Angela Orebaugh/Simon Biles/Jacob Babbin

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Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 00:03:24 PDT

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"Snort Cookbook", Angela Orebaugh/Simon Biles/Jacob Babbin, 2005,
0-596-00791-4, U$39.95/C$55.95
A%   Angela Orebaugh
A%   Simon Biles
A%   Jacob Babbin
%C   103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol, CA   95472
%D   2005
%G   0-596-00791-4
%I   O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
%O   U$39.95/C$55.95 800-998-9938 fax: 707-829-0104 nuts@private
%O  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596007914/robsladesinterne
%O   http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596007914/robsladesin03-20
%O   Audience i+ Tech 2 Writing 2 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
%P   270 p.
%T   "Snort Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Snort Administrators"

Chapter one covers the installation of Snort on various systems, and
even includes a wiring diagram for a passive tap, if you need that
sort of application.  (The "cookbook" format, with its
"Problem/Solution" structure, seems a bit odd, in this case.)  An
assortment of issues in logging are dealt with in chapter two.  The
creation and maintenance of rules, in chapter three, is discussed in a
very useful fashion.  Chapter four is about preprocessing, and is
somewhat more demanding of the reader.  Administrative tools, for
managing Snort sensors, rulesets, and data, are described in chapter
five, while utilities for analysis and display of collected
information are presented in six.  A variety of additional uses for
Snort are mentioned in chapter seven.

This book outlines the basic use and operation of Snort in a
convenient and easy-to-use manner.  Aside from the first chapter, the
cookbook format is used effectively, and thus the work becomes a
handy, quick reference for those interested in using and exploring

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