[Oisf-users] suricata-update warnings

Eric Urban eurban at umn.edu
Wed May 1 16:12:37 UTC 2019

It looks like suricata-update will first check for the existence of
a dist-rule-directory in the config file.  If that doesn't exist, then it
looks in for the existence of DEFAULT_DIST_RULE_PATH, which is
/etc/suricata/rules.  If you had distribution rule files available, you
would see info messages like "1/5/2019 -- 10:56:29 - <Info> -- Loading
distribution rule file /etc/suricata/rules/<rule file name>" for each rule
file in that directory.

If you want to get rid of this warning, it looks like you either need to
create an empty /etc/suricata/rules directory or you would need to specify
dist-rule-directory in the config and point it to some directory that
exists but that doesn't have any files in it (maybe /dev/null would be

Eric Urban
University Information Security | Office of Information Technology |
University of Minnesota | umn.edu
eurban at umn.edu

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 5:28 PM Russell Fulton <r.fulton at auckland.ac.nz>

> Hi
> I always get this warning from update:
> <Warning> -- No distribution rule directory found.
> everything works as expected but I can’t figure out what it is looking for.
> Since I have a bunch of sensors I pull the rules once and then push them
> out to the sensors and then run update.  i.e. the source is file://
> I am trying to get a normal run of my update job to generate *NO* output
> so the cronjob sends mail when something unusual happens so I would like to
> suppress this warning.
> Russell
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