[Snort-users] Two items that are hard to digest...

Michael Steele michaels at ...155...
Thu Apr 17 10:54:03 EDT 2003


We were down to the end of the thread by identifying the reason for the
discrepancy in the version numbers. I believe that the issue was sufficient
enough to bring up and get to some sort of resolve, which we have. I can't
imagine anything else that could be of value by continuing this thread.

If someone has failed to grasp what has happened then, here it is, as best
as I can tell.

If you are a windows users and go to www.codecraftconsultants.com or to
www.silicondefense.com and download "Snort_200rc5_Build72_Installer.exe" you
will be downloading the "Release 2.0.0" version of snort. It seems that the
version number for the Windows source code was not updated and that's why
the same source code or build has a different version number for UNIX and

 Michael Steele | System Engineer / Support Technician     
 mailto:michaels at ...155...    
 Silicon Defense - The Cyber-War Defense Company
 Website: http://www.silicondefense.com
 Snort: Open Source Network IDS - http://www.snort.org

-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Chris Reid
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 10:18 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net

Okay, I believe the *nix version "2.0.0" versus Win32 version "2.0.0rc5" has
been bantered back and forth sufficiently for this mailing list.  I would
like to end the discussion with the following summary of the cause.

The problem is:  these two version definitions are defined in two different
places.  "configure.in" for *nix, and the non-autogenerated "config.h" for
Win32.  The static Win32 config.h file never got updated in the tarball, so
any person who downloads the official final 2.0.0 tarball from the snort.org
website, compiles it, and then runs it will see version "2.0.0rc5", even
though in fact they are running the official "2.0.0" version.

Since this became apparent, I have tried to put measures in place to ensure
this failure to synchronize these two versions does not happen again in the

Nothing beneficial is gained by degrading the discussion down to a religious
"my-platform-is-better-than-yours-is" flame war.  I'm going to assume that
everybody knows this, and that we're all smart enough not to be baited into

So, I suggest we all walk away from this thread now...

Chris Reid

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