[nycphp-talk] Using an IDS to lock down web apps ...

Jon Baer jonbaer at
Wed Aug 27 10:46:03 EDT 2003

i wanted to ask a quick question ...

does anyone here use an ids (like snort/dragon/etc) to lock down their web
apps + track anomalies?

it does not seem like a common scenerio but after writing a bunch of
signatures based on mysql error codes it seems like there are no papers on
it or any advise on the approach ...

a typical example would be as such tracking down bad login attempts over
time or bad variable string formatting or submission of a selection not in a
preformed array, etc.

i dont know if it make sense to go through all the trouble but just wanted
to see if anyone here already does this approach (w/

- jon

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