[Snort-sigs] oinkmaster vs pulled port, round two:

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Thu Feb 10 11:33:49 EST 2011

Not a bad idea.  Can you submit that as a feature request on the pulledpork site?


On Feb 10, 2011, at 10:20 AM, Michael Scheidell wrote:

> I think round one was a draw.
> some people want the rules in their original files, some would like them in easier managed 'single file'
> I can see with PP, how being able to disable a RULE in, say snort_lan.conf vs disabling a whole rule set would have its advantages.
> I can see how you might want to manage your main distribution point with oinkmaster.
> round 2: licensing, copyrights:
> our situation:
> we pull down VRT rules (licensed), run oinkmaster on them to set up 'our tweaks' to the rules, then create a tarball (./rules/*.rules)
> each individual snort sensor BOX runs a local copy of oinkmaster, to pull down our tarball and add local oinkmaster.conf tweaks to it.
> I assume that even if I go with PP on the individual sensors (which seems to give me more flexibility, see round 1), that I still would need oinkmaster for the first step.
> Also, how would PP preserve the copyright and license agreements that are in each rule file?
> I believe that, even though we are licensed to redistribute VRT rules (and pay for each sensor...), we are required to leave the license and copyright notices there.  
> this would apply to VRT rules, GPL(2,3,) lesser, apache, anything, right?
> this still makes PP vs oinkmaster, round two a draw.  PP can't preserve the copyright/license, oinkmaster can. so, on main distribution point, we still would need oinkmaster.
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