[Snort-sigs] oinkmaster and so rules.. FAQ broken?

JJC cummingsj at ...2420...
Wed Feb 9 09:38:23 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:01 AM, Michael Scheidell
<michael.scheidell at ...1331...> wrote:
> On 2/8/11 9:40 PM, waldo kitty wrote:
> one such reason that i'm aware, and i think i have talked with the
> pulledpork
> maintainer about it, is the merging of all rules files into one rules
> file...
> your serious?
> if that is the case, then I won't even look at pulled port.
> we have multiple snorts running in multiple hosts.
> on one host, one snort_lan.conf could have different rulesets than
> snort_wan.conf.
> that makes pulled pork a real pig in a poke.
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A couple quick notes here for clarity:

1: PP does write to a single unified output file to aide in
simplifying snort configuration, the idea is that you use PP to manage
the rulestate and inclusion of all rulesets in this file.  You can
still have multiple snorts running multiple disparate rulesets, again,
the rule inclusion / state is simply managed by PP rather than
commenting / uncommenting in your master snort.conf.

2:  The source rules file name already exists in the data structure at
%ruleshash{gid}{sid}{rulesfilenameishere}, this has existed in the
data structure for some time now!.  As such, and by design, it would
be trivial for someone to use this data to write individual rules
files back out from PP and this is a slated enhancement to PP.  Having
said that, I still advocate using a single rules file as it can
dramatically reduce the complexity needed to run / tune your snort
deployment.  This does not apply to gid:3 stub rules though, they will
still be written to a single output file.

I certainly welcome any contribution to the tool such as the aforementioned :-)

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