[Snort-users] Changing name and file size limit of ALERT output file

praveen_recker . praveen_recker at ...4543...
Thu Sep 27 09:27:42 EDT 2012

Hi Abhishek,

You can use logrorate command on linux.......which automatically rotates
mentioned files based upon your criteria/configuration.

Best Regards,
Praveen Darshanam

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Abhishek Sharma <abhisheksharma84 at ...11827...
> wrote:

> Hello All,
> Apologies if the question is too trivial. I am running snort, lets say on
> a given pcap file using the following command line argument -
> snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -A fast -l /tmp/ -r ABCDE.pcap
> Everything runs fine and I get an alert file in the /tmp directory. My
> question is, that is there a way to -
> 1). Change the name of the file being created. Say if I want the file name
> to be alert_myname?
> 2). Is there a way to create multiple alert files based on a given size?
> Say can I restrict it to 100KB? so after every 100KB I get a new alert file
> (without deleting/overwriting the existing)?
> Or is the only way out is by playing around with code?
> Any help is much appreciated.
> Many Thanks.
> Abhi
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