[Snort-users] Reserved characters in msg:"..."?

CGhercoias at ...8619... CGhercoias at ...8619...
Mon Feb 16 11:54:11 EST 2004

At least one that I know of is the ":" (colon) which must be escaped
something like "\:12345" for example.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Sage [mailto:jsage at ...2022...] 
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 12:54 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Reserved characters in msg:"..."?

hello world...

Are there reserved characters that *cannot* be used within the
msg:"..." construct?

Seems I remember having problems with dots in the past, but I'm not

Any general rules about what can and cannot be used?

Can escapes of some sort be used for those that are problematic?

(If relevant: snort 2.1.1-RC1 Build 18, Linux 2.4.20..)


- John
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