[Snort-devel] support for OLSR protocol in Snort

Matt Watchinski mwatchinski at ...402...
Mon Aug 8 17:07:34 EDT 2011

I didn't spend too much time reading rfc3626, but it seems that OLSR
always rides on IP/UDP, so a dynamic preprocessor is probably your
best way to go about this.


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM, Vic O <bugtrack2 at ...2499...> wrote:
> Hello all, I'm planning to develop a signature-based IDS for OLSR using
> Snort as my detection engine. For a very
> brief background, OLSR is a wireless ad-hoc routing protocol that is derived
> from OSPF. For now, am keeping it simple,
> so I do not plan to have router communication during the detection process.
> My question is this: how should I approach this?
> That is, should I simply make it a snort plugin (OLSR messages are sent
> to/from port 698 using UDP), or should I attempt
> to directly add OLSR functionality, treating it like protocols like
> TCP/ICMP? Any suggestions?
> Regards,
> Vic
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