Automatic update

Suricata-IDS has any option about automatic update? I mean is did “suricata-update” command automatically.

Thank you.

The common way to do such things is to use cron (man cron / man crontab)

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Thank you, but why not an option for it in the Suricata-IDS configuration file?

Suricata and Suricata-Update are independent tools. Neither of them start themselves or do anything like that automatically. That is left to the integrator and/or packager to determine how to best do it for their deployment scenario. Due to the varietires of operating systems and Linux distributions, it is hard for us to make a one solution to fit all cases, or even a majority of them.

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