[Snort-users] Restart snort inline without traffic loss?

Heine Lysemose lysemose at ...11827...
Tue Feb 5 16:02:25 EST 2013

Hi Andy

On Feb 5, 2013 9:30 PM, "Andy" <a_w_smith at ...1396...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to snort, I have it installed on a web server running inline mode
> with iptables, nfqueue, barnyard2 and snorby.
> I've downloaded the emerging threats rules, firstly all the rules are
> alerts, do I have to convert these to drop if I want to drop the traffic?
Have a look at Pulledpork,  http://code.google.com/p/pulledpork/, it will
do this for you + a lot of other cool things.
> Assuming I do, how do I restart snort without loosing good traffic,
> currently if I kill the process and restart I lose about 30 seconds of
> traffic while snort restarts, not good on an ecommerce site.
> I also would like a fail safe nfqueue bypass in case things go wrong, at
> moment if snort goes down I also get locked out but its on a cron job to
> restart if its down for more than 1 minute.
> I need some advice please..
> Thanks.

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