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Naresh Narang nnarang at ...15655...
Thu Jun 21 13:06:31 EDT 2012


Ok case in point. I have to monitor traffic coming in on two NICs. Can I monitor with one instance running?


--Naresh
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On Jun 21, 2012, at 9:52 AM, "Kungu Panda" <kungupanda at ...11827...> wrote:

> I am using a single instance of snort to write-out multiple unified
> files and then using multiple barnyard2 instances to send to both
> syslog and mysql.  Basically sending alerts to a prime and backup
> monitoring stations.  No issues or problems; drop two "output
> unified2: xxx" directives in snort.conf.
> 
> Not sure why anyone would need multiple instances of snort to achieve
> the same result.  In fact, it would seem to be wildly inefficient to
> run multiple instances of snort to inspect the same traffic.  Of
> course, you may have systems and cpu's to burn.
> 
> KPanda.
> 
> 
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> From: Peter Bates [mailto:peter.bates at ...15381...]
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 15:48
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> Subject: [Snort-users] Multiple snorts & Barnyard2
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> Hello all
> 
> I was just wondering if I was missing any tricks here
> - - and interesting if anyone is doing things differently.
> 
> I'm spawning multiple Snort processes - with a different
> - -l to write unified2 output into seperate directories.
> 
> As a result I'm running multiple Barnyard2 processes, each reading the
> directories in continuous mode - and writing to DB and Syslog.
> 
> Is this the optimal way of doing things, or am I missing a crafty
> command-line option somewhere?
> 
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