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Re: [Snort-devel] How to get the name of the current interface?

From: Jack Pepper <pepperjack_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jul 01 2008 - 13:44:04 GMT
To: Salvo Danilo Giuffrida <>

Quoting Salvo Danilo Giuffrida <>:

> Hello, the function GetIP(char*) returns the IP assigned to the
> interface whose name is specified as the 1st parameter. But, how can I
> get the name of the interface Snort is currently sniffing to (apart
> from parsing the command line or the snort.conf file)?
> Thanks

I assume you are talking about during detection (since you mention CallAlertFunc). The packet structure, P, passed into your detector includes as it's structure a pointer to the pflog header at p->pfh. The pfh structure includes some fields that describe the interface associated with the packet. For an example of how to use the pfh structre, look at detect.c and see how the grinder gets built for each interface.

I have not tested this before, but it seems straightforward enough.

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