[Snort-sigs] Downloading Snort Rules - Registered User : Weird Behavior

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Thu Feb 14 10:39:31 EST 2013

No.  We purposely allowed all registered users to have the same ruleset as subscriber on that day, (and for the next 30 days they will receive the same ruleset), basically registered got a free update.  This was because of the Shared Object rule that was updated to mitigate a potential vulnerability.  We wanted to allow everyone to have the same protection.


Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:08 AM, Dheeraj Gupta wrote:

> I am a registered user of snort.org (http://snort.org) and download the registered ruleset through the command-line (As mentioned on your website). 
> The script I wrote also keeps a log of what was the release date of the ruleset (As seen from the HTTP header). 
> Till about Jan 24,2013 the script showed latest ruleset to be of Dec 20,2012 (30 days approx.) but after that from Jan 29,2013 onwards I saw the latest available ruleset to be Jan 24, 2013 (5 days only!!) . Even today, I can access the rule-set released on Jan 24,2013 through the command line but the web-site shows the latest Registered user ruleset to be of Dec 18,2012. 
> Is something broken somewhere?
> P.S. - Didn't know where to put this, so sent it to snort-sigs instead of snort-users 
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