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Re: Snort and Syslog
From: "Lay, James" <james.lay () wincofoods com>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:54:33 -0600

Add:

 

output alert_fast: /dir/dir/snortalert.fast

 

to your snort.conf.  It’s not syslog, but better.

 

James

 

From: Phil Daws [mailto:uxbod () splatnix net] 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:50 PM
To: Jeremy Hoel
Cc: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort and Syslog

 

Hi Jeremy,

 

How many rules would be require in OSSEC to suppress those entries! ;)  The issue is how to make Snort write to a 
different file than syslog.  I do not wish to suppress the Snort info just redirect to a different file so that I can 
pick the juicy bits out to monitor.  Appreciate the input.

 

Thanks.

 

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From: "Jeremy Hoel" <jthoel () gmail com>
To: "Phil Daws" <uxbod () splatnix net>
Cc: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Sent: Thursday, 4 April, 2013 4:45:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort and Syslog

 

In OSSEC make a local rule to ignore the file and the process?

 

Or setup snort to not output to syslog..

 

and you might try running snort with the '-q' flag and see if it's quieter in the logs.

 

 

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Phil Daws <uxbod () splatnix net> wrote:

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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