[Snort-devel] Versioned rulesets and release schedule

Russ rucombs at cisco.com
Sat Aug 18 10:02:03 EDT 2018

Hi Michael,

Joel may see the rules question here but it should probably go over to 

No timeline has been published for Snort 3 releases but a beta release 
will be out "soon", I'd say within a month for sure.


On 8/18/18 8:57 AM, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> I am the maintainer of the Snort packages for OpenWrt. I have two
> questions which follow from my work packaging Snort.
> First, does the Snort team provide a versioned tarball of the community
> rules available at:
> 	https://www.snort.org/downloads/community/snort3-community-rules.tar.gz ?
> The trouble with the unversioned tarball is that it seems to change over
> time. This causes a problem because an OpenWrt package specification
> contains both the URL of a resource and its hash. My build breaks when
> the team updates snort3-community-rules.tar.gz due to the package hash
> becoming invalid. I think other Linux distributions work this way.
> I could leave the rules out of the package, but that leaves a follow-on
> step for users who install the Snort package on OpenWrt.
> Second, has the Snort team published a timeline for the final 3.0.0
> release? The team has clearly done a huge amount of work on the Snort 3
> source tree. As a packager, I am interested in projecting when we will
> see a stable release. The last time I have seen this discussed was on
> the Snort mailing list in 2016 ("snort++ (ver. 3) roadmap/release date,"
> April 15, 2016.
> Thank you!

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