[Snort-devel] ADDING RULES DYNAMICALLY

Michael Boman michael.boman at ...1339...
Fri Sep 27 06:51:11 EDT 2002


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On Friday 27 September 2002 21:14, gajender kumar wrote:
> hi all
>  can we update rule file dynamically?
>
>   that is if any instance of snort currently
>   running and using particular rule file,
>   Now if we want to add some more rules,
>   is there need to restart snort instance.

Yes, you need to inform snort that it should re-read it's configuration files. 
Either stop and start the snort process, or just send snort a -HUP signal 
(kill -HUP pid-of-snort).

Best regards
 Michael Boman

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Michael Boman
Security Architect, SecureCiRT (A SBU of Z-Vance Pte Ltd)
http://www.securecirt.com
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