[Snort-users] pf_ring, openfpc, snort and snorby

Jeremy Hoel jthoel at ...11827...
Wed Dec 3 01:06:04 EST 2014

At my last job we ran OpenFPC (deamon logger) and snort on top of pf_ring
along with bro and ntop..  all in the same user space.  Why run snort in a

We didn't use snorby to pull the packets, we used the openfpc-client
directly with the sensor information.  The way snorby did it, if the sensor
was to far down in the list (we had 50+) it would time out, so it was
easier to query the target sensor individually rather then all of them.

On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM, Matheus Condi'ez <conma293 at ...11827...> wrote:

> In short, after many builds of snort sensors I am about to start off on a
> new journey of discovery which will potentially send me mad.
> My goal is to create a sensor(s) which runs OpenFPC on PF_Ring native,
> with snort sitting on top as a guest vm.
> Has anyone had any experience with PF_Ring and snort, or PF_Ring and snort?
> Am aware that I will have to patch PF_Ring onto both the host and the
> guest OS's for this to work.
> Am also aware that most likely will have to build and configure OpenFPC
> and/or Snort as PF_Ring aware?
> If I do this but then attempt to run a version of Snort and/or OpenFPC
> that is not configured to handle PF_Ring, will it take it?
> Finally - I want to send all this information to a centralised Snorby GUI,
> so another question is, how do I get Snorby to differentiate between
> different sensor IP's to grab the pcaps from the difference OpenFPC
> instances?
> im sure someone has been overly ambitious and has attempted some, if not
> all of this before..
> any guidance would be muchly appreciated.
> -conma
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