[Snort-users] Load snort alert to database without barnyard2

Marcin Dulak marcin.dulak at ...11827...
Mon Feb 20 22:07:18 EST 2017

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 3:59 AM, <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:

> On 02/20/2017 02:26 PM, Paul Li wrote:
> > My use cases of Snort don't generate u2 log files very time: some time it
> > generates .log log files. But I still need load all the alerts to
> database.
> > Looks like after Snort 2.9.3, the database plugin is removed. Wondering
> is there
> > any other ways to load alerts to database without using Barnyard2?

you could use https://github.com/jasonish/py-idstools to convert unified2
to json on-the-fly and write into e.g. mongodb


> without using barnyard2? no... not that *i'm* aware of... you could write
> your
> own U2 parser and use that to populate your database... see? here's the
> thing...
> the reason that the snort direct database thing was abandoned was because
> if
> there was a problem reaching the database or writing to it, snort would
> hang and
> miss processing traffic... by getting rid of that task, snort has more
> time to
> monitor and analyze the network traffic... it can write to the U2 log as
> long as
> t wants to... then it is up to another tool, like barnyard2 or your own
> concoction, to handle the reading of the U2 and importing it into the
> database
> in its own time... all without stopping snort...
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