[Snort-users] Extending CSV output plug-in
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Sun Mar 2 20:14:13 EST 2008
Kamran Shafi wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> Thanks for the reply. However, due to my ignorance I couldn't get much out
> of it.
>>> inline -- could you please elobarate more.
>>> Perhaps it is because command line options override the config file.
> I don't really think so, because the tcpdump output is working without any
Did you try?
>>> You will have to write the code to make packet data available in the csv.
> I guessed so -- can you provide any useful links, where to start from and
> which module/preprocessor to modify??
You should start reading here - http://www.snort.org/docs/#devel
Specifically, look at src/output-plugins/spo_csv.c
For templates check out hte sources in the templates directories.
Please keep replies on list, it doesn't much help the next person when
things go off-line.
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Jason <security at ...5028...> wrote:
>> Kamran Shafi wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I am new to Snort and this is my first mail to this list so please bear
>>> First - I have been trying hard for last few days to get csv plug-in
>>> for me but it has not. I am on Fedora Core 7 and running Snort 2.8.1 the
>>> latest version. I am running Snort with the following command:
>>> snort -A console -i lo -c test.conf (please see the output of running
>>> command at the bottom of this mail)
>>> I have enabled only one rules file i.e. local.rules and have some test
>>> in it.
>>> the entry for my csv output plug-in in the test.conf file is
>>> output alert_CSV: /var/log/alert.csv default
>>> Afterwards I generate some attack traffic and get some alerts on the
>>> console. (please see the output at the end of this mail).
>>> The problem is that the alert.csv is never created!!!
>>> I have tried using full mode, -h flag and few other tricks but nothing
>> Perhaps it is because command line options override the config file.
>>> Please note that I have not installed barnyard and assume that it is not
>>> must for csv module to work.
>>> My second question is the following:
>>> If I am lucky enough to configure the csv module correctly with the help
>>> you gurus, then how can I extend this module to add more details about
>>> packet payload to the csv output ?
>>> I have posted similar messages on Snort forum without any response. Any
>>> is appreciated.
>> You will have to write the code to make packet data available in the csv.
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