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

John Sage jsage at ...2022...
Sat Aug 17 11:59:02 EDT 2002

J. Craig:

That's kinda what I thought, but one does wonder..

Again, as above, locale -m returns UTF-8 and UTF8 so I should have the
proper character encoding available, and locale -a returns POSIX as
well as a bunch of others..

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- John

On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 12:57:55PM -0500, J. Craig Woods wrote:
> 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.
> drjung
> -- 
> J. Craig Woods
> UNIX/NT Network/System Administration
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