[Snort-devel] Snort 2.8.5 Beta Now Available

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Mon May 18 10:13:57 EDT 2009

README.filters was accidentally missing from the packages.
It is attached for your reference when testing out the beta.

Snort Releases wrote:
> A beta version of Snort 2.8.5 is now available on snort.org, at
> http://www.snort.org/dl/
> Snort 2.8.5 introduces:
> - Ability to specify multiple configurations (snort.conf and everything
>   it includes), bound either by Vlan ID or IP Address.  This allows you
>   to run one instance of Snort with multiple snort.conf, rather than
>   having separate processes.
> - Continued inspection of traffic while reloading a configuration.
>   Add --enable-reload option to your configure script prior to building.
> - Rate Based Attack prevention for Connection Attempts, Concurrent
>   Connections, and improved rule/event filtering.  See README.filters
>   for details.
> - SSH preprocessor (no longer experimental)
> - Performance improvements in various places
> 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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