[Snort-users] how to stop these UDP TCP alerts?

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Wed Sep 24 12:20:03 EDT 2003

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, jlarsson at ...10160... wrote:

> I have scanned through mailinglists looking for which "false alerts" these TCP
> checks will stop.   I get the following messages in my alert file
> (snort_decoder): Short UDP packet, length field > payload length
> (snort_decoder) WARNING: TCP Header length exceeds packet length!
> (snort_decoder): Truncated Tcp Options
> where can i find an explanation of what these means "Stop generic decode event",
> "Stop alerts on experimental TCP options", etc.

Have a look in snort.conf.  There's a whole section that deals with those
types of alerts!  :)

Erek Adams

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

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