[Snort-users] Reloading a Configuration without Restarting Snort, in Snort3

Ralph Sinnhuber ralph.sinnhuber at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 10:06:51 EDT 2019


On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 14:01, Ralph Sinnhuber <ralph.sinnhuber at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi there,
>
>
> It would be a great help if one of you would be able to clarify my
> question; alot of thanks in advance.
>
>
> Documentation suggests I can reload snort with a new configuration file
> without having to restart it, by enabling reload before building snort and
> then running a command during..  However I’m unsure how to do this in
> snort3.
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> http://manual-snort-org.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/node24.html
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> this gives the impression that you can run –enable-reload when performing
> ./configure before installing snort
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> However after following the set up guide for Centos 7 attached (part 3
> pg.5/6):
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> I don’t have a configure file, only a configure_cmake.sh file, which,
> while having some enable options, does not have reload as one of them. The
> full list can be retrieved using ./configure_cmake.sh –help.  Is this
> feature not yet supported on snort3 or should I have a configure file
> somewhere?
>
>
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> The User manual for snort 3 (also attached) suggests you should be able to
> call ./configure from somewhere in the snort3 files as it mentions it with
> another enable and --help command on pg 205 (220 in the pdf)
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> I don’t know if they’ve made a mistake here as they mention the
> configure_cmake.sh file in the installation process on pg 14 (29 on the
> pdf) .
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> Any Clarification would be great.
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> Thanks very much,
>
> Ralph
>
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