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Applied Network Security Monitoring by Jason Smith, Chris Sanders

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Appendix 1

Security Onion Control Scripts

This appendix contains a listing of scripts used to control and interact with Security Onion services and data. All of these scripts (with the exception of rule-update) are located in the /usr/sbin/ directory and are required to be executed with elevated privileges using the sudo command. While we won’t cover every available option for every single script, you can learn more about each script by running it with the --help argument.

High Level Commands

nsm

This script is used to pass options to underlying scripts, such as nsm_server and nsm_sensor. This script can be used to check the status of an SO system by using this command:

sudo nsm --all --status

nsm_all_del

This script will delete all SO server and ...

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