[Snort-users] pulledpork question: do not nuke tarball post-processing and some feature requests
deusexmachina667 at ...11827...
Sat Dec 8 15:50:09 EST 2012
Responses also inline. Also, thanks for the response on a Saturday.
On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM, JJC <cummingsj at ...11827...> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Tony Robinson
> <deusexmachina667 at ...11827...> wrote:
> > Hey fellas,
> > This is a question regarding pulledpork. I would e-mail JJ directly, but
> > feel this may be beneficial to future users, so I want to ask here
> > one of you may know the answer to this or may have done this yourselves!)
> > I'm working on autosnort and dropping in pulled pork integration. I've
> > it to work properly, however I'm running into a problem where it is
> > *too* well - pp nukes its working directory after running. I want the
> > tarball in the directory for my script to extract the config files out of
> > the tarball's etc directory (except sid-msg.map and snort.conf --
> > sid-msg.map is obvious, but I pulled snort.conf directly from
> > and do not want it overwritten during the install). I've got a
> > in place that I think will work for now. I read from the pp mailing list
> > that the script *sort of* supports processing from local rule tarballs
> so I
> > wanted to try the following as a work-around:
> > 1) call pulled pork with -g to just grab the rules tarball.
> > 2) use my script to untar the tarball, grab the conf files and copy them
> > the snort install
> > 3) call pulled pork again with the -n option in addition to other
> options I
> > want for rule processing. let pulled pork work its magic here
> The tarball should remain after PP is done processing, it only nukes
> it's working directory. This is how the process local tarball
> workaround works.. simply place the tarball in the path that you have
> pp defined to store it then run pp and tell it not to check the
> hash... make sense?
> > If you are open for pulled pork feature requests however, I would like to
> > request the following:
> > 1) an option to not nuke the rules tarball post-download
> > --I can see the subroutine where the temp directory is cleaned out,
> would it
> > be as simple as defining a variable for do not clean, a flag for do not
> > clean and adding in the 'if' statement where the routine is called, to
> > cleanup only if this flag is NOT present? Perl isn't my native language,
> > if its as simple as that, I would be willing to try and write this
> > functionality in, test it out and contribute it.
> As noted above, the tarball should remain in the temp path that you
> defined for it to write said tarball to. If it's disappearing then
> there is another process doing this.
yeah found out what my problem is. my script is removing the files out of
/tmp after failing to untar the rule tarball. It was trying to untar the
md5 file instead. Afterwards, I have a cleanup routine that is removing
everything out the /tmp directory.
Hurr. I program gud.
Anyhoo, I've fixed that issue and will be doing some testing to make sure
it works properly.
> > 2) an option to copy the config files out of the rule tarball's 'etc'
> > directory (with the exception of sid-msg.map (and in my case,
> > -I know how to do this in bash:
> > -untar the tarball
> > -use a for loop to copy the files from /tmp/etc directory listing piped
> > grep -v used to remove snort.conf and sid-msg.map from the directory
> > listing, to the defined etc directory for the actual snort installation
> > -- Have no clue where to even start for doing this in Perl.
> > -Is this considered out of scope since it isn't strictly rule management?
> Something similar to this was recently proposed, but more as a config
> file comparison.. PP runs and spits out information about differences
> between the snortrules tarball snort.conf and your current version.
> Though there is no formal feature request it is an interesting
> use-case.. feel free to add the feature request in the bug tracker at
Will do. Thanks for hearing me out.
> > Cheers,
> > DA
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when does reality end? when does fantasy begin?
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