[Snort-users] updating rules through webinterface

JB Lallement jean-baptiste.lallement at ...1699...
Fri Mar 30 07:42:28 EST 2001

At 30/03/2001 13:21, Roeland Weve wrote:

>Another point why I'm making this, is to check if there are new rules.
>I have to get the latest version of the rules from the internet and
>compare them with the rules on the ids. So, does anybody knows how I
>can get the latest rules from the internet?
> >From snort it isn't possible, because the directorie contains a date:
>                            ^^^^^^^^
>The date will change, if the latest rules are saved like
>'http://www.snort.org/Files/snortrules.tar.gz' it would be better, so I
>can always get the latest rules with wget or something.
>I was thinking of CVS, but I do not know how to get all the rules as
>simple as possible. I don't want to do it by name (sql.rules) but by
>syntax (*.rules). So, if there will be a new ruleset (blalba.rules) it
>also takes that file and I can include it.

You may obtain the full ruleset by sending a GET to ( using cURL, wget, 
lynx, ... ):

To get a particular ruleset ( ex DDOS )

This will extract the ruleset directly from the online DB.

Hope this helps

>Then the compare part will be done by diff or something.
>Maybe I will make this part in perl, so I can crontab it daily and mail
>the difference between the rulesets. (I saw already some progz doing
>something like this).
>If it's ready I will put it on the mailing list.
>Some disadvantages are that you have to change the directory where the
>rule files are saved (now I have to snort.conf in /etc/snort and the
>rules in /var/www/html/rules/, that's because I can savely change the
>write and read rights there...).
>Well, if anybody has any idea's or knows existing programs that I can
>use, etc. I will be really appreciated!
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