[Snort-devel] Status of Snort Inline

Jan Ježek jjezek at ...3062...
Mon Oct 12 00:51:41 EDT 2009

Hi everybody,

I would like to gather some knowledge about the status of the inline

There is Snort 2.8 in which the inline functionality does not work. It does
not work because it relies on libipq which is no longer supported and the
compat layer from libnetfilter-queue has just been removed recently so Snort
with GIDS enabled wouldn¹t even compile. Also, IP defragmentation in inline
mode seems to be broken in the current 2.8 (though it worked in 2.8.0). The
reason is because it tryes to safe memcopy zero bytes.

Then there is the snort-inline project which development seems dead. It¹s
only 2.6 and the maintainer isn¹t replying.

We would like to integrate Snort in inline mode into a security product. We
are willing to fix and maintain the inline mode Snort. But the current
status is unclear. Is the only way to branch and maintain our own project?

Furthermore, we are willing to maintain the Windows version even with the
inline mode. Internally, we were able to compile and run 2.8 on Windows in
inline mode successfully.

Thanks in advance for any pointers on how to proceed.

Jan Jezek
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