[Snort-devel] How snort rules are used

Russ Combs rcombs at ...402...
Wed Jul 3 12:22:34 EDT 2013

Snort is a little too monolithic to make that a simple task.  Which
dependencies are trouble on Android?

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Raphael Wutzke <
raphael.wutzke at ...3409...> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> I have got a question concerning snort rules being applied. The
> documentation is not very clear on discussing the data flow. So I wanted
> to know basically, whether it is possible to extract a subsystem
> (without to much difficulty) from the snort source code which would
> function as follows:
> 2 inputs, one being a file containing the rules and the other one a
> packet or even better a packet stream,file, whatever
> output being whether any of the given rules applies to the packet(s).
> What I want to do is having generated some snort rules I want to check
> easily on Android OS whether a packet applies to a rule. Since snort
> does not run natively on Android and the depending libraries are not
> available for android either (and manually porting them is not feasible
> easily for all of them) I wanted to extract the specific part of Snort
> which I really need to have, which I hope is possible since I don't
> quite know what the data flow in snort is.
> Please bear with me if I totally got it wrong!
> Thanks in advance,
> Raphael
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