[Snort-users] Snort logging and the home network

McCammon, Keith Keith.McCammon at ...3497...
Wed Mar 6 12:42:59 EST 2002

$HOME_NET is just a variable that is used within the config/rules files,
mainly .  Don't think of it as a Snort directive, but rather as a simple
time-saver, so that every person who downloads Snort doesn't have to
run/create some silly script to drop x.x.x.x/x into every rule that

The -h in the command line is the directive that actually tells Snort
which network should be treated like the "target," if you will.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill McCarty [mailto:bmccarty at ...5196...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 3:01 PM
To: snort users list
Cc: kamesh_rajaram at ...4543...
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort logging and the home network

I checked my startup script and found it did not include the -h option.
as an experiment, I added one specifying the home net, and restarted
Bingo! I immediately got the logs that had stopped appearing.

Q: What is the relationship between the HOME_NET variable in snort.conf
the -h switch on the command line? I hope that, by better understanding 
this, I'll know why my configuration ceased working.

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