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Snorby (Mysql ENV variables + OINKCODE for snort registered users)
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Snorby Docker Image

Docker Image with Snorby using CentOS-7, Ruby on Rails, Daq and Snort.
Using ENV variable called OINKCODE this docker image can download rules provided for registered and subscribed users from

Snorby is build on ruby-1.9.3-p551, daq-2.0.4 and snort- using community rules.

This container is built that any extra parameters provided to docker run will be passed directly to rails server command. For example, if you run docker run [run options] polinux/snorby -e production you pass -e production to rails server daemon.

Database deployment

To be able to connect to database we would need one to be running first. Easiest way to do that is to use another docker image. For this purpose we will use our million12/mariadb image as our database.

For more information about million12/MariaDB see our documentation.

docker run \
-d \
--name snorby-db \
-p 3306:3306 \
--env="MARIADB_USER=snorbyuser" \
--env="MARIADB_PASS=my_password" \

Environmental Variable

In this Image you can use environmental variables to connect into external MySQL/MariDB database.

DB_USER = database user
DB_PASS = database password
DB_ADDRESS = database address (either ip or domain-name).

Snorby Config:
If you mount your config to different location, simply edit it.



docker run \
-d \
--name snorby \
-p 3000:3000 \
--env="DB_ADDRESS=database_ip" \
--env="DB_USER=snorbyuser" \
--env="DB_PASS=password" \

Mount custom config , override some options

docker run \
-d \
--name snorby \
-p 80:80 \
--env="DB_ADDRESS=database_ip" \
--env="DB_USER=snorbyuser" \
--env="DB_PASS=password" \
--env="OINKCODE=my_oinkcode" \
-v /my-snorby-config.yml:/usr/local/src/snorby/config/snorby_config.yml \
-v /my-email-settings.rb:/usr/local/src/snorby/config/initializers/mail_config.rb \
polinux/snorby \
-e development -p 80

Rails Server CMD params

rails server command can be used with some parameters to define address and port on which rails server should work.
Simple --help output below:

Usage: rails server [mongrel, thin, etc] [options]
-p, --port=port                  Runs Rails on the specified port.
                                 Default: 3000
-b, --binding=ip                 Binds Rails to the specified ip.
-c, --config=file                Use custom rackup configuration file
-d, --daemon                     Make server run as a Daemon.
-u, --debugger                   Enable ruby-debugging for the server.
-e, --environment=name           Specifies the environment to run this server under (test/development/production).
                                 Default: development
-P, --pid=pid                    Specifies the PID file.
                                 Default: tmp/pids/

-h, --help                       Show this help message.

Access Snorby web interface

Visit your snorby_ip:port to access snorby interface and use default credentials:
Password: snorby


Author: Przemyslaw Ozgo (

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Comments (5)
a month ago

Very nice project, i've used with my custom IDS Snort based and work perfectly!

2 years ago

I already have a running mysqldb docker running, linked to other running containers. any way to do that with this? saved having to know IPs and stuff.

2 years ago

I noticed that the database password is not given to database on and the installation will be terminated. I got much further when I added -p$DB_PASS there.

2 years ago

It's only web interface and you would need to have barnyard2 running on all monitored nodes and have all reports sent into the same database as this snorby is connected. The all readings will be available.

Snort and Barnyard2 are not included in this solution.

2 years ago

I have installed this and web interface works. But i do not see snort running and there are no events. I also do not quite sure, that it has access to host interface where to collect data from. I am pretty new with docker, so this may be dump question. Any help is aprreciated,