[Snort-users] Error on new Rule

Joshua Berry jberry at ...11848...
Wed Mar 16 07:34:23 EST 2005

You are running flexresp so are probably not inline, this would be the
online section to read:
This will show you how to use the resp keyword in snort rules.  The only
thing you will be able to do is send ICMP Net/Host/or Port unreachables.
This might appear to the attacker as though the actual attack failed,
however I don't believe it will be successful in protecting from the
actual payload of the packet sent.  ICMP Port unreachable might be the
best option in this case.
TCP resets aren't available for UDP connections because they are two
different protocols.  ICMP Unreachables are available because they are
what is sent if the Net/Host/Port is not up, UDP relies upon this to
have some sort of notification system if the connection failed.
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For UDP you use ICMP and TCP uses resets
The readme.flexresp and readme.inline might help clear a few things up,
along with the online manual
Michael Brown

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Conversation: Error on new Rule
Subject: [Snort-users] Error on new Rule
On the below new rule, I added the react:block for the FlexResp feature
of snort.  
alert udp $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET 41170 (msg:"P2P Manolito Search
Query"; content:"|01 02 00 14|"; offset:16; depth:4;
reference:url,www.blubster.com; reference:url,openlito.sourceforge.net;
react:block; classtype:policy-violation; sid:3459; rev:2;)
I get the below error:
ERROR: Line /etc/snort/local.rules(28): TCP Options on non-TCP rule
Fatal Error, Quitting..
Does FlexResp only work on TCP rules and not UDP?
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