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Web service for analysing pcap files with snort

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Web service for analysing pcap files with snort.

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websnort provides a web interface for user and system submission of packet capture files to run against a snort IDS instance. Alerts and logs are returned as results.

If you are after a web interface for monitoring a running snort instance, see instead.

Getting Started


Install snort if needed:

sudo apt-get install snort

Optional Disable running snort service if only required for this web api:

sudo service snort stop
sudo update-rc.d snort disable

On recent ubuntu/debian releases the default snort.conf is not world readable. Unless planning to run the web service as root (not recommended) you will need to modify the permissions, for example:

sudo chmod a+r /etc/snort/snort.conf

Install web service using pip:

sudo pip install websnort

Start the websnort web server on the default port:


Browse to server:8080 and submit a pcap file for analysis.


Source code for websnort is hosted on GitHub. Any bug reports or feature requests can be made using GitHub’s issues system.

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