[Snort-users] Snort Event Types

Turnbough, Bradley E. bturnbough at ...15650...
Thu Mar 27 09:13:27 EDT 2014

Is it possible to generate an alert (logged to a unified file) AND also fire a script to do something on the OS of the sensor itself?

I have snort installed and operating properly.  Snort  Snort currently outputs to unified2.

"output unified2: filename snort.u2, limit 128"

Barnyard2 (2.1.9) picks up the .u2 file and processes it.

Barnyard2 config:
output alert_fast: stdout
output database: alert, mysql, user=snort dbname=snorby password=blah host=ipaddresshere

I want to kick off a shell script file to do some things within the sensor when the alert is first generated.  Is this possible?

I'm running daemonlogger to generate pcap files, and want to be able to archive the pcap files when certain traffic triggers an alert.



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