[Snort-devel] Re: Snort 2.0.5 hang/infinte loop

Daniel J. Roelker droelker at ...402...
Thu Dec 11 15:23:24 EST 2003

Thanks Nick.  That's something we've had on the list of things to do for
a while, but right now we have other features/issues that we're
addressing.  Jeremy was just reiterating the optimal way for users to
write rules.

As always feel free to submit a patch . . . :)


On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 20:30, nick black wrote:
> In article <20031210163106.GL20147 at ...402...>, Jeremy Hewlett wrote:
> > looking for the next occurance of the specified content. In short, 
> > the non-content options (ie: dsize, ip_proto) should go first,
> > and the content options last. This is the ideal way to write snort
> > rules, as this increases performance.
> If one can set such simple and machine-verifiable rules as these, why
> doesn't snort simply optimize its internal representation of the rule
> properly?  It's not as if there's result dependancies between the
> logically ANDed terms here.
> -- 
> nick black <dank at ...2284...>
> "np:  nondeterministic polynomial-time
> the class of dashed hopes and idle dreams." - the complexity zoo
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Daniel Roelker
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