[Snort-users] changing HOME_NET variable without reloading completely

Jack Pepper pepperjack at ...14319...
Wed Feb 22 19:44:51 EST 2017

one option would be to load HOME_NET on the command line with the " -S "
option and not specify it in the config.  Although that is still a reload,
your config file doesn't change.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:10 PM, <greg.mcnathansonsnuf003 at ...16876...>

> Everytime I get a new public IP (dynamic IP) from my ISP (Internet Service
> Provider) (and this happens very often), I have to change the HOME_NET
> variable in the snort configuration file and then reload all rules and
> configuration completely. Unfortunately this means time consuming and cpu
> intensive workload. I have created a script for this, but this doesn't
> avoid the intensive reload workload.
> Is there a workaround for this?
> Or better can you change the HOME_NET variable where it is used without a
> complete reload?
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