[Snort-users] $<ifname>_ADDRESS Refresh

Fyodor fygrave at ...121...
Sun Jan 21 17:27:11 EST 2001


On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 01:53:32PM -0800, Crist J. Clark wrote:
> Without digging into the code, my suspicion is that the
> '$<ifname>_ADDRESS' variable available in the configuration files for
> Snort 1.7 gets set at startup and never changes. That is, if the
> address of your interface were to change, Snort would not know. One

Yes, because it looks it up at the time when it initialises interface. You'd have to SIGHUP
snort when address gets changed.

> would need to SIGHUP Snort or the like to get the new address of the
> interface to be loaded.
> 
> Just want to make sure before I put a SIGHUP of Snort in my
> dhclient-exit-hooks script.


yep. should be done :)

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