[Snort-devel] Unused code?

snort user snort.user at ...2499...
Mon Oct 27 16:32:53 EDT 2008


Thanks for the reply.
Can you please explain what the function did when MWM was used?

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Steven Sturges
<steve.sturges at ...402...> wrote:
> That was use when Wu-Manber pattern matcher was in Snort.
>
> When that was removed, the non-default cases were removed.
> The function was kept with the notion that it might be needed
> in the future for other pattern match engines.
>
> Cheers
>
> snort user wrote:
>> Hello and greetings !
>>
>> In snort 2.8 release --
>>
>> In fpdetect.c, there are calls to function, mpseSetRuleMask but the
>> function does not seem to be doing much.
>> Can anyone explain the reason for this function?
>>
>> Thanks ahead for any info.
>>
>>
>>
>> void mpseSetRuleMask ( void *pvoid, BITOP * rm )
>> {
>>   MPSE * p = (MPSE*)pvoid;
>>
>>   switch( p->method )
>>    {
>>      default:
>>        return ;
>>    }
>>
>>
>> }
>>
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