[Oisf-users] sourcing rules from local tarball with suricata-update

Jason Ish ish at unx.ca
Mon Mar 26 21:39:22 UTC 2018

Hi Russel,

On 2018-03-26 03:30 PM, Russell Fulton wrote:
> Hi Floks
> I thought I had asked this before but I can’t find the post or the answer so if this is a repeat then my apologies.
> I am trying to figure out how to get suricata-update to use a local tarball as a rule source.  I have quite a few sensors and all are in private address space without access to the Internet.  I push the rule files out to the sensors using puppet which then triggers the update process.

You can use the "add-source" option. The synopsis is "suricata-update 
add-source <name> <url>". So you could do something like:

suricata-update add-source custom-local file:///tmp/rules.tar.gz

Of course that could be an http URL as well.

Hope that helps,

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