[Snort-users] Snort rule lookup from ACID

Joshua Berry jberry at ...11848...
Wed Mar 16 07:37:54 EST 2005

Same here, I like to see the rule that fired the alert.  I don't want to
have to SSH to my IDS box to see what it looks like.

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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Jeff Kell
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:17 AM
To: Duran, Randy
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort rule lookup from ACID

Duran, Randy wrote:
> I have not seen an answer to this question so I'll post the solution
which I found on the support forum on snort.org for the benefit of those
who haven't looked there yet.

> In acid_conf.php change the line that reads:

> "snort" => array("http://www.snort.org/snort-db/sid.html?sid=", ""),

> change it to:
> "snort" => array("http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/sigs.cgi?sid=", ""),

On a more general note, does it bother anyone else that the "new" snort 
rule documentation no longer shows the signature?

Often when I get questionable alerts, I want to see what made the rule 
fire.  Surely there has to be a better alternative than grepping the 
rules file on the sensor.  Can't you allow something like the 'oink 
code' logic to let the new HTML page render the rule itself?

Jeff (who got his oink code to work to get rules, now wishing I could
       properly display the docs as before)

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