Snort: how to exclude a lan host from scans?

  • How can I exclude a particular host on my lan from all Snort scans?

    I run an offsite backup server behind Pfsense and simultaneously have hundreds of clients connecting to it but also simultaneously get hundreds of false positives for a multitude of Snort rules because of the nature of the data being transmitted.

    i would like to keep my ruleset functioning for all other hosts behind pfsense except this particular hosts. How can this be acheived?

    I tried creating Whitelists and Netlists etc but nothing seems to be doing the trick.

    Any help appreciated.


  • Bump.

    Anyone got any suggestions on this?


  • After creating a whitelist, you have to add it in the Snort Interface Settings to a particular interface.

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