[Snort-users] Pulled Pork

JJC cummingsj at ...11827...
Tue Aug 28 13:08:08 EDT 2012

It's certainly advantageous to do that with something like an RSYNC,
assuming that you don't need to customize the tuning and local.rules on
each system.  In that case you want to run PP on each system and be able to
tune for specific things (OS, Application etc...) in that environment / on
that system.


On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Nicholas Horton <fivetenets at ...14399...> wrote:

> Not sure if I understand my own question perfectly but I'm wondering if
> it's possible to not extract rules on all my field systems.
> More specifically is it good practice or doable to have pulled pork
> running on a development system in my lab and then just push out
> snort.rules, local.rules, so_rules.rules, sid-msg.map, threshold.conf, and
> snort.conf to the field systems?
> Snort.conf would point to those files obviously.
> This would allow only a single system to manage my rules but all others
> would take advantage and have less overhead.
> Plus I could test these new rules on this development system before they
> are pushed out to field sites.
> If that is the whole idea behind pulled pork I apologize. I'm just not
> sure if it has to run on the local snortbox or not.
> Thanks
> Nick
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