[Snort-users] Syslog Help

Kevin Ross kevross33 at ...14012...
Mon Mar 18 10:49:52 EDT 2013

Yup barnyard2 great; what is always a good argument is I heard Snort cannot
write to database AND watch network at same time. So rather than having a
guard always watching door you have one who turns around to tell you
everything that happens before looking back :-)

So in barnyard2 to log to a remote host for typical syslog which is the
recommended line to have in barnyard2.conf? Also can I log to 2 different
destinations in the same config? i.e mysql writes remotely to one database
server and then syslog to a completely different host?


On 18 March 2013 14:06, Joel Esler <jesler at ...1935...> wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2013, at 8:35 AM, Peter Bates <peter.bates at ...15381...> wrote:
> On 18/03/2013 12:20, Kevin Ross wrote:
> I usually use unified 2 to barnyard which sends logs into mysql. Now I have
> the need to send Syslog into another log collector. I haven't used syslog
> for snort output in a while but I have never had these issues before.
> We're sending syslog from Barnyard2 rather than Snort directly, with:
> output alert_syslog: LOG_LOCAL1
> - - i.e. local1 as the facility.
> I think we went this way after seeing weird results
> from using the syslog output plugin directly in Snort itself.
> I think the code that barnyard2 is using for their syslog output is a copy
> of the Snort syslog output.  I'm not sure if improvements have been made to
> this code, but I'd hope so.
> That being said, and I guess it bears repeating for the hundreds of new
> people on the list since I last said it, Snort should output in unified2
> and then barnyard2 should handle the output logging from there.
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