[Snort-users] problems updating rules with oinkmaster

Gus Fritschie gfritschie at ...125...
Thu Apr 22 08:59:17 EDT 2004

I just seems weird to me that there have been no changes to the rules in a 
couple of weeks.  New vulnerabilities have been released and when you look 
at the date on the rule files on the Snort site it is current.  I'm probably 
wrong, but it just seems strange.

And to answer another question my rules are in /etc/snort/


>From: Andreas Östling <andreaso at ...236...>
>To: Gus Fritschie <gfritschie at ...125...>
>CC: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
>Subject: Re: [Snort-users] problems updating rules with oinkmaster
>Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 07:57:54 +0200 (CEST)
>As far as I know the 2_1 rules hasn't been updated lately, so if
>Oinkmaster keeps telling you nothing has changed it's probably right and
>everything works as expected.
>If you however see a cvs commit for the rules you use but don't see any
>update with Oinkmaster within a couple of days (sourceforge delay), then
>there is a real problem. That's not likely to be the case here thought.
>(btw, you should never run Oinkmaster as root)
>On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Gus Fritschie wrote:
> > I am running Snort 2.1.0 and Oinkmaster 0.9 my rules were updating fine, 
> > recently I do not seem to be getting any new rules when I attempt to 
> > them.  I have pasted what I get when I run the update script.  Any 
> > Thanks!
> >
> > [root at ...274... bin]# perl oinkmaster.pl -o /etc/snort/
> > [*] Rules modifications: [*]
> >     None.
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