[Snort-users] test a threshold rule, please?

Joshua Berry jberry at ...11848...
Tue Jul 6 07:16:02 EDT 2004

Maybe the order of the seconds, count options.  Try changing it to count
1, seconds 60;

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Subject: [Snort-users] test a threshold rule, please?

Could someone test the following rule in either linux or win32, please?

alert tcp $HOME_NET any -> any any (msg: "High SYN Traffic"; flags:S;
threshold: type 
threshold, track by_src, seconds 60, count 1; classtype:misc-activity;
sid: 1000002; 

I'm trying to determine whether the above might indicate be a bug in 
linux, win32, or syntax error on my part. If I try the above rule in
(v2.2.0rc1 build 28), snort will not start due to an integer error
the rule. Inserting  content:" "; offset:0; in the above allows snort to

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Off-list comments are
fine if you'd like.


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