[Snort-devel] RegisterRuleOption from 2.8.5.x to 2.8.6

Ryan Jordan ryan.jordan at ...402...
Mon Apr 26 16:45:59 EDT 2010

Yes, you should leave that new argument as NULL.

RuleOptOtnHandler is a new function that is used when you want to
parse a rule then handle detection yourself, outside of the detection
option tree. Currently, it is only used in the Sensitive Data
preprocessor for "sd_pattern" rules.


On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz
<luis.daniel.lucio at ...2499...> wrote:
> I have realize that new proto is now:
> void RegisterRuleOption(char *, RuleOptConfigFunc, RuleOptOverrideInitFunc,
> RuleOptType, RuleOptOtnHandler);
> i'm porting snortsam patch, i did have
>  RegisterRuleOption("fwsam", AlertFWsamOptionInit, NULL, OPT_TYPE_ACTION);
> I'm seeing that most of the plugs like the pcre set a NULL in the 4th param.
> RegisterRuleOption("pcre", SnortPcreInit, NULL, OPT_TYPE_DETECTION, NULL);
>  Is that okay for snotsam? cause i dont find any example on a output-plug
> Regards,
> LD
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