[Snort-devel] Snort 2.8.6 Beta Now Available

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Wed Dec 30 14:35:01 EST 2009

It appears the README.sensitive_data was not included in the
source tarball -- though all of the information is in the
Snort Manual as well.

The readme is attached for your reference.


Snort Releases wrote:
> A beta version of Snort 2.8.6 is now available on snort.org, at
> http://www.snort.org/dl/
> Snort 2.8.6 introduces:
>    * Updates to HTTP Inspect to allow server-specific configurations
>      to normalize the HTTP header and/or cookies have been added.
>    * Updates to HTTP Inspect Support gzip decompression across
>      multiple packets.  Enable via --enable-zip during the build.
>    * Added a Sensitive Data preprocessor, which performs detection of
>      Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  A new rule option is
>      available to define new PII.  See README.sensitive_data and the
>      Snort Manual for configuration details.
>    * Added a new pattern matcher and related configurations.  The new
>      pattern matcher is optimized to use less memory and perform at
>      AC speed.
> Please see the Release Notes and ChangeLog for more details.
> Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to snort-beta at ...2780...
> Happy Snorting!
> The Snort Release Team

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