[Snort-users] Stability of SNort 1.7 beta 8

Martin Roesch roesch at ...421...
Thu Jan 18 03:19:14 EST 2001

Thanks for the note Rene, sorry it took me so long to get back to you!


Rene 'Lynx' Pfeiffer wrote:
> Greetings!
> Some quick notes about the stability of Snort 1.7 beta 8. I installed 4 Snort
> sensors some days ago (three web servers and one mail hub). The machines are
> based on Red Hat (with the usual load of updates). I can give you detailed
> version numbers if you like to.
> All sensors log their data to mySQL databases. The Snorts use the snortfull.conf
> ruleset. So far I did not see any problems. The processes run without
> supervision. Installation went fine and without any problems (except two mySQL
> upgrades to use the DB logging functionality).
> Just one side note: I held a firewall and security workshop two weeks ago and
> presented Snort. One of the participants was a firewall admin of an Austrian
> cell phone company. After the workshop he went to his office and installed Snort
> on a Solaris system. He told me about his experience the next day and was deeply
> impressed by Snort's capabilities. ;-)
> Best regards,
> René
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Martin Roesch
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