[Snort-sigs] Functional Rule-chain?

Crook, Parker Parker_Crook at ...2899...
Tue Jun 15 09:36:48 EDT 2010

Howdy all,

I was doing some standard performance tuning on my ruleset and noticed a particular oddity the other day.  I noticed rule 1:3819 spending a fair amount of time on a decent number of checks with no matches.  So I opened up rule 3819 and noticed it is just a "flowbits:set, chm_content_type; flowbits:noalert" rule for use by rule 3820.  So I took a look at 3820 and it is disabled by default.

So my question is: why is 3819 on by default when all it does is set a flag for use by 3820, which is off by default?



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