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Re: Snort and Syslog
From: Josh Bitto <jbitto () onlineschool ca>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 08:45:20 -0700

Your probably better off asking this question in rsyslog's mail group. I've gotten a lot of help from them.



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From: Phil Daws [mailto:uxbod () splatnix net] 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 5:24 AM
To: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort and Syslog

Hi,

When Snort starts it writes specific information to /var/log/messages eg.

Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: [ Port Based Pattern Matching Memory ] Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: +- [ 
Aho-Corasick Summary ] -------------------------------------
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Storage Format    : Full-Q
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Finite Automaton  : DFA
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Alphabet Size     : 256 Chars
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Sizeof State      : Variable (1,2,4 bytes)
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Instances         : 294
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: |     1 byte states : 275
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: |     2 byte states : 19
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: |     4 byte states : 0
Apr  4 12:01:40 fw1 snort[2951]: | Characters        : 249637

How can I redirect those messages to a separate file as it plays havoc with OSSEC :) I have tried adding snort.none to 
rsyslog.conf for /var/log/messages and then added snort.* to direct too another file. That did not work :(

Any thoughts please ?

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