[Snort-users] Snort Ignores Filenames for alert_unified and log_unified?

Eoin Miller eoin.miller at ...14586...
Wed Nov 18 18:15:00 EST 2009

Figured it out,  the Snort Users Manual PDF includes incorrect examples 
under section 2.68 - Unified:

output alert_unified: snort.alert, limit 128
output log_unified: snort.log, limit 128

What you actually need to have is:

output alert_unified: filename snort.alert, limit 128
output log_unified: filename snort.log, limit 128

Then Snort will create the filenames as you want them. The unified2 
section has correct examples.

-- Eoin

Eoin Miller wrote:
> Does Snort just ignore the base filenames set for the alert_unified and
> log_unified options? I have tried this:
> ---snort.conf snip---
> output alert_unified: 00-snort.alert, limit 128
> output log_unified: 00-snort.log, limit 128
> ---snort.conf snip---
> And these are the filenames I get:
> # ls -1
> snort-unified.alert.1258491654
> snort-unified.log.1258491654
> Anyone have these types of issues?
> -- Eoin
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