[Techtalk] may regret this...

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Wed Nov 20 09:25:34 EST 2002

On Wednesday 20 November 2002 08:07, Maria Blackmore wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Walt wrote:
> > I'm trying to demonstrate snort for some
> > folks.
> hmm, lucky :)
> > Can anyone generate some fairly harmless simulated attacks/portscans/
> > nmaps against / gandalf.mercersburg.net?
> I, personally, wouldn't feel happy about doing this without some
> confirmation that the IP address is under your control.
> However, if you want some interesting traffic, I would recommend Nessus
> (http://www.nessus.org/) as something that can fit your needs.  It's a
> security scanner that comes in two parts (client/server).  You can set it
> to generate an "attack" and report based on a list of intrusion/exploit
> attempts that you can select a list from.
> good luck :)
> Maria

I second the Nessus notion, it's a great tool. Warning: it is aggressive, some 
hosts are prone to crash under certain types of probes. It has a safe 'banner 
only' scan, but that's pretty limited.

anyway Maria is right, it's a must-have.
Carla Schroder
Bratgrrl Computing
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