[Snort-users] snort.conf & commandline.

Francesca Milanini francesca.milanini at ...6264...
Tue Jul 9 06:19:22 EDT 2002


var EXTERNAL_NET = $HOME_NET doesn't work (I tried it yesterday)
var EXTERNAL_NET $HOME_NET is ok (I tried it now)
Francesca

On Mon, 2002-07-08 at 17:04, Rich Adamson wrote:
> 
> > > > var HOME_NET any
> > > > var EXTERNAL_NET $HOME_NET
> > > Command line options will override setup variables in snort.conf.
> > Or is the config file parsed (HOME_NET=any, EXTERNAL_NET=any) and then 
> > the command line (HOME_NET=192.168.1.34/32, EXTERNAL_NET=192.168.1.34/32)
> > 
> > Reason why I ask this is, I released snort 1.8.6 as a Debian package
> > recently and found that EXTERNAL_NET has $HOME_NET as value, and was
> > wondering what the impact of redefining the HOME_NET variable during
> > snort-startup would be on EXTERNAL_NET. 
> > 
> > I hope the above clarifies what I try to find out :)
> 
> My guess based on your comments is you probably want an equal sign
> in the var External_Net definition. Something like:
>   var EXTERNAL_NET = $HOME_NET,  or,
>   var EXTERNAL_NET != $HOME_NET
> 
> If I've understood what you're trying to accomplish, the Home_Net should
> describe the IP addresses that you are trying to protect (or observe), 
> and the External_Net is everything else (eg, !=).
> 
> 
> 
> 
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