[Snort-users] Snort 1.9 vs 2.0
herve.debar at ...7137...
Fri Oct 11 10:23:07 EDT 2002
Martin Roesch wrote:
> No, let me explain. Snort 1.9.0 was released last week. The merge that
> we did last night is the basis of the Snort 2.0 development branch,
> basically Snort with several extensions that were developed at
> Sourcefire to enable us to hit gigabit speeds. The Sourcefire
> extensions are open source and available under the GPL, just like the
> rest of Snort. The only difference is that we spent several hundred
> thousand dollars on salaries, equipment and hard core research to bring
> this update to you instead of having me try to write it in my spare
> time. :)
> The Snort 2.0-dev branch is the CVS HEAD now, the Sourcefire mods have
> been released into the open source domain as part of our "ethical
> contract" with the Open Source community to bring the best of commercial
> development contributions (money, test equipment, people who get paid to
> work on this stuff) with the best of the open source contributions (huge
> QA team, tight feedback between developers and users, continuous
> improvement of codebase).
> I hope you guys will enjoy this monumental leap in performance that
> we've just contributed and that we can all continue to have fun and
> make Snort the best IDS possible!
So IIUC, snort-devel on snort.org is snort 2.0 on sourcefire, right ?
Am I right in assuming that the rule writing is also changing ?
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