Cronjob for snort?
Is there a way to create a cronjob that can start and stop snort at a given time?
I have been able to do this under command line scripting but the service tab shows the snort service as not running. I want to be able to see when the snort service is running and when it stop.
Bump… Any body?
You have two choices use Cron or a package I created that runs PHP as a service the package is called PHPService allowing you to run any php code as a service. Or there is also a there is a cron wrapper package to make cron easier to use.
Snort startup script should be found in the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ directory most likely called snort.sh you should be able to use that to start and stop snort. You could then use PHP to determine the time to start/stop or use the Cron package to do the same.
snort.sh seems to not start the service… I run snort.sh and it dies right after 1min or so....
Try it this way.
To start snort:
To stop snort:
Thats how I have it but it fails to start snort.