What is probe-arguments.conf?

probe-arguments.conf is the file where basic configuration for the Probe is stored. It is located under the directory /etc/sixmon. The following lines represent how probe-arguments.conf should look like:

control-port=6001
data-port=6002
ip=X.Y.W.Z
interface=eth0
probe-id=rasp3
dir-conf=/etc/sixmon
nic-ring-buffer-size=4194384

  • control-port and data-port represent the TCP/UDP port where the Core is listening to receive control or data information.
  • ip represent the IPv4 used by the Probe to contact the Core.
  • interface represents the name of the monitoring network interface by which the Probe sniffs network traffic.
  • probe-id represents the id of the Probe.
  • dir-conf represents the absolute path of Probe’s configuration path.
  • nic-ring-buffer-size represents the size of the ring buffer of the used network interface.

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