[Snort-devel] Question regarding Flowbits

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Fri May 30 14:49:23 EDT 2008

There is a value giFlowbitSize that is configurable.  That is the
size (in bytes) of the allocated space, either in Stream or in Flow

The StreamFlowData strucuture has a single byte reference that is
the 1st byte of the flowbit storage, yet the data that gets alloc'd
is usually larger.


Adayadil Thomas wrote:
> Greetings.
> I am looking through the source code of snort 2.8.1 and I am trying to
> understand
> the allocation for memory for flowbits data.
> If x bytes (x times 8 bits) are needed for flowbits data, how and
> where the memory
> is allocated? If you can specify the file/function that I am looking
> for that would be great.
> Thanks
> Aday
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