[Snort-devel] Will snort support rules update on the fly

Martin Roesch roesch at ...402...
Thu Jul 3 11:30:41 EDT 2008

Hi Jun,

There are several design features in the new SnortSP code base that  
are specifically there to support changing configuration on the fly,  
it will be supported in the not too distant future.


On Jul 3, 2008, at 2:45 AM, Xiao Jun wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I am wondering if there have any plan to support snort rules update  
> on the fly.
> Currently, we can edit our rule file and then reload those files, but
> unfortunately, all of the states (such as session states) are all
> lost.
> I didn't see any plan for this in snort 3.0 or 2.x, so could you share
> your opinions?
> Thanks,
> Jun
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