20.2. Suricata Socket Control

20.2.1. SYNOPSIS

suricatasc

20.2.2. DESCRIPTION

Suricata socket control tool

20.2.3. COMMANDS

shutdown

Shut Suricata instance down.

command-list

List available commands.

help

Get help about the available commands.

version

Print the version of Suricata instance.

uptime

Display the uptime of Suricata.

running-mode

Display running mode. This can either be workers, autofp or single.

capture-mode

Display the capture mode. This can be either of PCAP_DEV, PCAP_FILE, PFRING(DISABLED), NFQ, NFLOG, IPFW, ERF_FILE, ERF_DAG, AF_PACKET_DEV, NETMAP(DISABLED), UNIX_SOCKET or WINDIVERT(DISABLED).

conf-get <variable>

Get configuration value for a given variable. Variable to be provided can be either of the configuration parameters that are written in suricata.yaml.

dump-counters

Dump Suricata’s performance counters.

ruleset-reload-rules

Reload the ruleset and wait for completion.

reload-rules

Alias of option ruleset-reload-rules.

ruleset-reload-nonblocking

Reload ruleset and proceed without waiting.

ruleset-reload-time

Return time of last reload.

ruleset-stats

Display the number of rules loaded and failed.

ruleset-failed-rules

Display the list of failed rules.

register-tenant-handler <id> <htype> [hargs]

Register a tenant handler with the specified mapping.

unregister-tenant-handler <id> <htype> [hargs]

Unregister a tenant handler with the specified mapping.

register-tenant <id> <filename>

Register tenant with a particular ID and filename.

reload-tenant <id> <filename>

Reload a tenant with specified ID and filename.

unregister-tenant <id>

Unregister tenant with a particular ID.

add-hostbit <ipaddress> <hostbit> <expire>

Add hostbit on a host IP with a particular bit name and time of expiry.

remove-hostbit <ipaddress> <hostbit>

Remove hostbit on a host IP with specified IP address and bit name.

list-hostbit <ipaddress>

List hostbit for a particular host IP.

reopen-log-files

Reopen log files to be run after external log rotation.

memcap-set <config> <memcap>

Update memcap value of a specified item.

memcap-show <config>

Show memcap value of a specified item.

memcap-list

List all memcap values available.

20.2.4. PCAP MODE COMMANDS

pcap-file <file> <dir> [tenant] [continuous] [delete-when-done]

Add pcap files to Suricata for sequential processing. The generated log/alert files will be put into the directory specified as second argument. Make sure to provide absolute path to the files and directory. It is acceptable to add multiple files without waiting the result.

pcap-file-continuous <file> <dir> [tenant] [delete-when-done]

Add pcap files to Suricata for sequential processing. Directory will be monitored for new files being added until there is a use of pcap-interrupt or directory is moved or deleted.

pcap-file-number

Number of pcap files waiting to get processed.

pcap-file-list

List of queued pcap files.

pcap-last-processed

Processed time of last file in milliseconds since epoch.

pcap-interrupt

Terminate the current state by interrupting directory processing.

pcap-current

Currently processed file.

20.2.5. BUGS

Please visit Suricata’s support page for information about submitting bugs or feature requests.

20.2.6. NOTES