[Snort-users] Suppress alerts

Frank Knobbe frank at ...9761...
Fri Oct 14 17:08:59 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-14 at 11:20 -0700, Peter Rodger wrote:
> [snort] (portscan) Open Port unclassified
> [snort] (portscan) UDP Portsweep unclassified
> [snort] (http_inspect) BARE BYTE UNICODE ENCODING
> Are generating too many alerts. I have attempted to
> suppress these alerts in my snort.conf file like the
> following:
> suppress gen_id 122, sig_id 27:
> suppress gen_id 122, sig_id 19:
> suppress gen_id 119, sig_id 4:
> But those alerts are still generating a lot as before.
> I do not know why these alerts can not be surppressed?

Did you notice Snort giving errors on startup? Remove the colon, that
might help.


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