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Originally posted by Mara Thaidog, could you write what you'd like to do in a more detailed way?
Sure... I was reading page 34 of this month's Linux Journal on how to use the app "snort" as a stealth logger... It explains that if your log server has no IP address, than it can't be hacked... in most basic terms... So it goes through this configuration scheme that I could not understand:
Anyway, I'm still trying to understand the idea of a card with no IP address... and If I've already got that going on my OS X Jaguar box since I'm running my firewall in what it calls Stealth mode and running snort with NIDS... Or if I need to modify my connection settings... I hope this helps clear things up... ?
Read the whole article. I suppse it says it quite clearly:
The trade-off is systems without IP addresses must be administered only from the console, or must have another network interface with an IP address. If a system has multiple interfaces, two precautions are vital. First, IP forwarding must be disabled, and second, the interface with an IP address must be connected to a different network from the sniffing/logging interface. It could, for example, be connected to a dedicated ``admin'' network consisting only of NIDS probes, loggers and administrative workstations.