The homenet variable defines the networks that are considered home networks (those networks that you are monitoring and defending). It is used for both Suricata and Zeek. The default value is RFC1918 private address space:



A node can be assigned either the global homenet or its own homenet.

By default, a node will use the global homenet pillar value if it is defined in the global pillar file (/opt/so/saltstack/local/pillar/global.sls) under global:hnmanager.

  soversion: '2.3.0'
  hnmanager: ',,'

In order to define a per node homenet, it can be defined in the minion pillar file (/opt/so/saltstack/local/pillar/minions/$SENSORNAME_$ROLE.sls) under sensor:hnsensor.

  interface: 'bond0'
  mainip: ''
  mainint: 'eth0'
  zeek_lbprocs: 5
  suriprocs: 2
  manager: 'somanager1'
  mtu: 1500
  uniqueid: 1602623674

In order to sync the configuration change with the node, we can either wait for the node to automatically highstate on the predefined interval or we can force it. Since this homenet applies to Suricata and Zeek, we can apply the suricata and zeek states to the node.

  • From the manager:

    sudo salt $SENSORNAME_$ROLE state.apply suricata,zeek


  • From the node:

    sudo salt-call state.apply suricata,zeek

More Information


For more information about Suricata and Zeek, please see the Suricata and Zeek sections.