[Oisf-users] Suricata Rule Reload

Saxena, Samiksha samiksha.saxena at verizon.com
Thu Jul 30 13:47:15 UTC 2015

That might be the reason, let me enable the feature and try it again.

From: Leonard Jacobs <ljacobs at netsecuris.com<mailto:ljacobs at netsecuris.com>>
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 10:33 PM
To: "Saxena, Samiksha" <samiksha.saxena at one.verizon.com<mailto:samiksha.saxena at one.verizon.com>>, 'oisf-users' <oisf-users at lists.openinfosecfoundation.org<mailto:oisf-users at lists.openinfosecfoundation.org>>
Subject: RE: [Oisf-users] Suricata Rule Reload

Did you enable the feature in your suricata.yaml file?

# When rule-reload is enabled, sending a USR2 signal to the Suricata process
  # will trigger a live rule reload. Experimental feature, use with care.
  #- rule-reload: true
  # If set to yes, the loading of signatures will be made after the capture
  # is started. This will limit the downtime in IPS mode.
  #- delayed-detect: yes

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Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:31 PM
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Subject: [Oisf-users] Suricata Rule Reload


I am trying to reload the rules based on this document: https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/wiki/Live_Rule_Swap
When I tried the command Kill –USR2 PID, nothing happens, and new rules are not getting loaded. If I do Kill –9 it does kill the suricata. Am I missing something?

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