[Snort-users] Fwd: Re: Snort read a incremental file

Felix Erlacher felix.erlacher at ...17726...
Sat Jan 28 10:14:04 EST 2017

Hi Paul,

On a decent OS you can write pcap data to a named pipe and make snort
read form that named pipe. That might be a solution in your case.

Example on Debian:
#mkfifo mypipe
than make your program write data to that file, and with snort simply
#snort -c snort.conf -r ./mypipe



On 28/01/17 14:52, Paul Li wrote:
> I've got a pcap file that keep adding new network data. I know Snort can
> read a file, but is there a way Snort can read the continuously added
> data to the file?
> Thanks,
> Paul
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