Customizing HOME_NET to bypass Vuln Scanner

  • Hey Guys,

    I'm looking to bypass my Nessus vulnerability scanner from Snort inspection. Snort blows up whenever I run these scans so I'd like to suppress this behavior from this one source IP. I try doing this by creating a custom FW alias and excluding the scanner IP of 192.168.3.X. I use this as the HOME_NET variable however it appears the subnet is automatically added even though "Add firewall Locally-Attached Networks to the list (excluding WAN)." is UNCHECKED.

    Does anyone know of a way around this or another way of achieving this? Reading previous threads it looks like this is done intentionally. I'd like to keep my external_net as 'ANY' for the added visibility.

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