[Snort-devel] snort option [-n packet-count ]

Steve Sturges (ststurge) ststurge at ...3461...
Thu May 22 10:25:59 EDT 2014

On May 21, 2014, at 11:49 PM, "ratheesh kannoth" <ratheesh.ksz at ...2499...> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I am working on a daq layer implementation. I have zero copy from
> driver and will send packet to snort thru daq layer. i have two
> questions.
> 1. what is the advantage of mentioning packet-count ? because  in
> Daq_Acquire() function ,  daq layer has to call  the call back
> function of snort  and  act on verdict. It is all serial ( one packet
> at a time ). ?
Yes, one packet at a time.
Once snort is finished with a packet, it returns from callback to the daq module and waits for next packet.

> 2. In DAQ layer, i have to fill   DAQ_PktHdr. i could see that
> hdr.egress_index  is filled as -1 in  some implementation (
>       like in PF_RING DAQ ). what is its significance ?
That is up to the daq module... Basically If inline, that is the id (arbitrary per daq module) of the interface where packets are sent out.  If passive, it isn't set.
> -Ratheesh
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