[Snort-users] UTF-8 and Unicode packet content under snort 1.8.7

J. Craig Woods drjung at ...5405...
Sat Aug 17 10:58:03 EDT 2002

John Sage wrote:
> Hello world..
> I'm currently involved in a discussion on another list where the
> poster is stating that a Linux-based snort host, not updated to
> properly handle UTF-8/Unicode encodings, will not correctly represent
> binary-logged packet content that contains UTF-8/Unicode characters.

It looks like he is leaving himself a door open. By saying "not updated
to properly handle UTF-8/Unicode encodings", he is essentially right. I
am not sure what he means though. If you are on a Linux box with the
correct LOCALE implemented (POSIX) implemented, this will not be a
issue. Most modern Linux distros should be fine in this regard. At
least, this is how I would view the topic.


J. Craig Woods
UNIX/NT Network/System Administration
Character is built upon the debris of despair --Emerson

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