[Oisf-users] Question on multiple instances of Suricata

Peter Manev petermanev at gmail.com
Thu May 16 17:01:32 UTC 2019

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 10:08 PM Oliver Humpage <oliver at watershed.co.uk>

> > On 14 May 2019, at 20:46, Leonard Jacobs <ljacobs at netsecuris.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is it ok to install multiple instances of Suricata on a single
> computer?  We want to run Suricata in both IPS mode and IDS mode on two
> different network segments (external and internal networks) but not sure
> how else to run the same rule set on the same
> > computer in both modes except by running two instances of Suricata with
> separate yaml files.
> FWIW we run multiple instances of suricata on one (FreeBSD) server, to get
> different rulesets on different interfaces. No problems at all - we just
> renamed the service scripts to be suricata_<iface_name> so their startup
> config can reference different yaml files. Obviously in the yaml files you
> need to set each instance to log to a different folder, listen on a
> different interface, etc.
> There may be a way to do what you want with one instance, but multiple
> instances should work if not.
I have not personally tested IDS and IPS together in same config but suri
can be multi tenant per device/nic -

> Oliver.
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