[Snort-users] drowning in http inspect NON

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Thu Feb 5 06:32:06 EST 2004

Just either delete those preprocessors lines or
comment them out! 



Message: 8
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:56:14 -0500
From: "John York" <YorkJ at ...7109...>
To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: [Snort-users] drowning in http inspect NON
RFC character alerts

I'm getting 10-20,000 alerts/day on a small (<500
hosts) network.  I
tried adding no_alerts to my config as follows:

preprocessor http_inspect: global \
    iis_unicode_map unicode.map 1252

preprocessor http_inspect_server: server default \
    profile all \
    ports { 80 8080 } \

That didn't work.  I also tried non_rfc_char {  } in
the hopes it
wouldn't check for anything, but it bombs on start.

I was able to use no_alerts on a unique server config
with an IP address
and that did work for that one server (a McAfee ePO
server--it uses http
to update virus clients and appears to do a lot of
non-standard stuff.)
Unfortunately, most of the hits I have left are
students in labs going
common sites like AOL.


John York
Network Engineer
Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486

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