[Snort-users] which rules to download

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Thu May 20 15:59:02 EDT 2004

At 05:12 PM 5/20/2004, lola marais wrote:
>What is the difference between snortrules-snapshot-CURRENT.tar.gz and 
>snortrules-snapshot-2_1.tar.gz rules?

This is explained at the top of the page:

snortrules-snapshot-2_1.tar.gz is for users of snort 2.1.x

snortrules-snapshot-CURRENT is for users of the snort CURRENT branch 
development code.

Pick the one that matches your snort version you are using.

Please note that CURRENT is a development snapshot version of snort, and is 
not the same as the "current released version". It's usually a working 
release, but prone to occasional instability, inability to compile, new 
undocumented features, etc. It's fun to play with, but be wary that you're 
playing in a construction zone when you use it.

the CURRENT snort snapshot comes from this page:

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