[Snort-users] Snort read a incremental file

Paul Li paul at ...17768...
Mon Jan 30 10:42:38 EST 2017


Thanks Felix. That works well for my issue. Much appreciated.

A follow up question: if I have a multiple pipes like this one, would there
be any order how snort reads them?

Thanks,
Paul

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Felix Erlacher <felix.erlacher at ...17726...>
wrote:

> 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
>
> greets
>
> felix
>
> 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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