[Snort-sigs] Effective rule for bots

Paul Schmehl pauls at ...1311...
Tue Apr 19 10:54:15 EDT 2005

--On Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:14:15 PM -0500 Matt Jonkman 
<matt at ...2436...> wrote:

> We've got some similar up on bleeding snort in the scan category:
> We're going 200 in 60 seconds, which has proven to not false. Is your
> decision to go 500 based on some falses you had at a lower threshold?
No.  The original rule was for port 135 and worked well to catch Blaster. 
I chose 500 because it *always* caught Blaster and *seldom* caught anyone 
else.  (I did catch a tech doing automated pings once.)

When I created the new rule I simply kept the same threshold and tested it, 
and it worked.

I wasn't aware of all the work you guys had done in that area.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...1311...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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