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I have a pcap file, and what I wanted to know is how can I apply the Snortrule below which I've already written within the rules folder in my log folder:

alert icmp any any -> any any (msg:"TCP Packet"; sid:477; rev:3;)

How can I execute this rule over the pcap file I have?

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Supposing the rule is already in a Snort .rules file and snort.conf is configured to include the .rules with the rule to test...

$ snort -r foo.pcap

...or...

$ snort --pcap-single=foo.pcap

...from...

http://manual.snort.org/node8.html

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    So don't i need to mention the rules file in the command? I tried this command it worked: snort -r cap.pcap -c rulefile.rules – Kulasangar Jan 28 '15 at 3:04
  • @Kulasangar: The -c is used to specify the config file (snort.conf) to use; the config needs to specify the .rules to include (include your.rules). – user1801810 Jan 29 '15 at 4:17

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