[Snort-users] activate dynamic

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Tue Jul 22 04:48:15 EDT 2003

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Slighter, Tim wrote:

> When SOCKS or PROXY scans take place, there are usually several hundred or
> even thousands within a very short period of time.  I had asked if there was
> a way to instruct or craft snort so that it would log the first SOCKS or
> PROXY scan but then stop logging any subsequent scans of this type from the
> same host. (Similar to ISS event propogation).  Someone mentioned using
> activate/dynamic, however, from all that I have seen, Activate/Dynamic is
> another variation of "tagging" and I have no interest in tagging any of
> these sessions.  Have also experimented with ruleset, but this essentially
> would allow me to specify a ruleset that would allow of this type of traffic
> to "PASS".  So, the precise goal here is to instruct snort to log or alert
> the first and ONLY the first PROXY/SOCKS scan from a host and then do not
> log or alert on the rest.  Unless I am overlooking something, is there
> anyway to accomplish this?

If you're asking what I think you are--No.

You want something that 'counts' the times a rule is fired and then alerts
based on a threshold?

Erek Adams

   "When things get weird, the weird turn pro."   H.S. Thompson

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