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

Y M snort at ...15979...
Fri Feb 8 14:50:57 EST 2013

Look at rate filtering (rate_filter) in Snort's manual. I think you would need to look at the rules you have and evaluate what is considered risk to your environment and based on that determine your actions strategy.
 > From: a_w_smith at ...1396...
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 19:32:11 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Restart snort inline without traffic loss?
> > On 2/8/2013 11:57, Jeremy Hoel wrote:
> > > Could you use modifiy.sid to do that?
> > 
> > not knowing pulledpork, i'm going to guess that this is exactly what i've
> > been
> > trying to point the OP towards...
> > 
> > in oinkmaster, i simply include another conf file that contains actual
> > modifysid
> > options along with enablesid and disablesid options ;)
> Thanks for all the replies, I will have a look at modify.sid
> The way I was planning to use snort/snorby was initially to identify the bad
> traffic and hacking etc
> Once I had detected something I definitely wanted to drop I would change the
> rule to a drop rule.
> After adding the drop rule I didn't want to be notified about the drops
> because it would be more difficult to see new bad (passed) traffic.
> If there is a better way to do things I am open to suggestions, I guess I am
> hoping (eventually) to just see a handful of notifications a day that need
> action. I am currently getting around 100-200 notifications per hour.
> If snorby identified the traffic as already dropped then I would keep the
> notifications, I don't think it gives an indication of which traffic is
> passed or dropped, but I could well have missed something else...
> Advice welcome
> Thanks,
> Andy 
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