[Snort-sigs] [Emerging-Sigs] Downloading older versions of snort

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Fri Aug 10 16:20:18 EDT 2012


I'm working on it as we speak:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/snort/files/OLD%20STUFF%20THAT%20YOU%20SHOULDNT%20USE/?


On Aug 10, 2012, at 3:20 PM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:

> Logan, very good points, I agree fully.  Let's set our timers for two
> weeks ... no, make it four to be fair .. and then we can reassess.
> Does this seem reasonable?
> 
> -Mike Cox.
> 
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Logan Anderson <loggiew at ...2420...> wrote:
>> If you don't want to respond ad nauseum about this then perhaps you should
>> give him more than an hour to consider how to do what he has said he will
>> do. Not having an active repository of old code is not closed source. Give
>> him a minute to look at solving the problem. Let's try to be polite and
>> supportive of the open source community rather than run them down while they
>> are trying to help.
>> 
>> Logan
>> 
>> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...435...> wrote:
>>>> On Aug 10, 2012, at 10:29 AM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks Joel.  Ultimately I would like to be able to
>>>> download/compile/run/analyze snort 2.8 versions thru the current
>>>> version.  Do you  have links?
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> They aren't publicly available, I'll have to dig them out from storage
>>>> somewhere.
>>>> 
>>>> I guess I could start my own repo of snort versions going forward (I'm
>>>> guessing this is OK since it would be publicly available and Snort is
>>>> Open Source) but I don't think it would come in handy form for another
>>>> two to five years.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Like I said before, maybe we can put them up somewhere for reference and
>>>> people can get to them.  I need to think about what's the best way to do
>>>> that (considering our backend hosting, etc)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Maybe someone better at Sourceforge/github/etc.
>>>> could do this and/or Sourcefire could assist since they have all the
>>>> code (and aren't scared of the past or being fully Open Source).
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I don't understand your "fully Open Source" comment.  We've never hid
>>>> anything.  Our code has always been open source, and as long as Marty is
>>>> around, always will be.
>>> 
>>> Awesome!  So where is the historical code?  (Seriously, not trying to
>>> be a jerk  but where is it?)
>>> 
>>> Joel, I'm sorry, I apologize for being somewhat demanding and I
>>> totally understand that once SF went public/got external
>>> funding/pressures/etc. that priories changed.  We all have to make a
>>> buck when we need it.  I was just hoping that such a great product
>>> like Snort, which claims to be "Open Source" would be more willing to
>>> share the source of past releases instead of to trying to "bury/hide
>>> the past".  There is a lot to be learned from the past and the
>>> evolutionary process is great and understanding/reflecting/analyzing
>>> it is always good for the Open Source lifecycle.
>>> 
>>> I'd rather not continue this thread ad nauseam and what I'm looking
>>> for is is simply historical code for an allegedly Open Source product.
>>> If this is not convenient (or amenable with shareholders) I am happy
>>> to transition to Open Source products that will accommodate my needs .
>>> Please let me know.
>>> 
>>> Thanks!
>>> 
>>> -Mike Cox
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Joel Esler
>>>> Senior Research Engineer, VRT
>>>> OpenSource Community Manager
>>>> Sourcefire
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
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