[Snort-sigs] Snort, DAQ, and the -r option for reading files with network data

Russ Combs rcombs at ...435...
Thu Oct 25 10:21:51 EDT 2012

It goes through the DAQ either way, which is the purpose of having a DAQ.
It allows one Snort to work with a variety of interface types, including a
"file interface", which is supported by the Pcap DAQ.

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Miso Patel <miso.patel at ...2420...> wrote:

> In the morning meeting, my engineers got in an argument about using the
> "-r" option in Snort to read network traffic files.  When one does this,
> does it go through the DAQ library or does the DAQ not matter in this case?
> Probably this is a stupid or simple question but if I can get the answer
> by lunch time, half of the engineers will eat free since the other half
> will pay if they loose :)  (I always eat free, lol).
> Thanks.
> -Miso, CISO
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