[Snort-devel] How to get the name of the current interface?

Justin Heath justin.heath at ...2499...
Mon Jun 30 11:55:00 EDT 2008

The interface should also be listed in your systems messages file.


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Salvo Danilo Giuffrida
<salvodanilogiuffrida at ...2499...> wrote:
> Hello, the function GetIP(char*) returns the IP assigned to the
> interface whose name is specified as the 1st parameter. But, how can I
> get the name of the interface Snort is currently sniffing to (apart
> from parsing the command line or the snort.conf file)?
> Thanks
> On a side note, I think I have solved that problem with alerts
> generated by threads...Basicly, if I use SetEvent() and
> CallAlertFuncs() they show up, but I need to specify a Packet* on the
> second function, that's why I think to generate a fake packet on the
> wire, and have the preprocessor always use that to pass it to the
> CallAlertFuncs function...
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