[Snort-sigs] What is "FTP file_id.diz access" about?

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...1208...
Wed Jan 22 12:38:06 EST 2003

I can't see it as being particularly alarming. The only thing is that 
file_id.diz files are pretty uncommon outside of warez ftp servers. This 
rule triggers if one of your machines tries to retrieve a file by this name 
from an outside ftp server.

So it could, possibly, indicate that someone in your lan is downloading 
warez, but I have occasional seen file_id.diz files on legitimate ftp 
servers as well.

I think I'll drop this rule from my ruleset now :)

At 09:00 AM 1/23/2003 +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
>I've just had that rule trigger three times, and it's classified as
>Googling for that filename just shows references to BBS software - no
>references to anything dangerous.
>Is that rule actually relevent for anything?
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