[Snort-users] Updating questions

Phil foo_bar_00 at ...131...
Thu Apr 19 11:41:21 EDT 2001


--- Brian Caswell <bmc at ...312...> wrote:
> This is a REALLY stupid thing to do.  NEVER automate
> downloading of new
> rulesets.  God forbid you downloaded a "broken"
> ruleset and hose your
> system.  NEVER NEVER NEVER do that.  At the MAXIMUM
> notify yourself when
> new rules are available and do it by hand.
> 
> How many times do I have to say this to people? 
> Ever heard of Network
> Solutions being absolutely stupid?  I have.  A
> number of times.  If
> someone really wanted to, they could easily rewrote
> snort.org or
> whitehats.com to the mars lunar rover for you to
> download rules from
> outerspace.

Point well taken.

> This version is usually stable.  Maybe we should
> start a current branch
> and a stable branch and maintain them both?  only
> put fixes in stable,
> new features in current. 

I think that would be a wonderful idea!

Phil

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