[Snort-users] Tagged Packet ... AAAHHH

Joel Esler joel.esler at ...1935...
Sun Oct 30 09:37:51 EST 2005

Dirk is right.  It could be a reassembled packet logging as well.   
There's nothing wrong with having "tag" in a rule (I referenced  
bleedingsnort.com, as there are alot of good rules over there that  
use "tag", to capture more of a referenced alert, it wasn't a hit on  
bleedingsnort.com, it's just a reference)

As a good friend of mine told me, "old snort used to reassemble  
attacks into a "pseudo" packet and that is what you got as an alert.   
These days you will get the member packets instead of the pseudo  
packet".  So if you have an alert that is generated, stream4 will  
give you the "after packets" instead of the "one pseudo" packet.   
Those "after packets" are called "tagged packet"


On Oct 30, 2005, at 3:19 AM, Dirk Geschke wrote:

> Hi Michael,
>> I believe I have suppressed alerts for "Tagged Packet" as I do not  
>> see
>> them in the alert file, however. In the web GUI provided by BASE I  
>> can
>> see that "Tagged Packet" appears to be logged still.
>> I must be misunderstanding something here, can anyone help me out ?
> I think this are reassembled packets from stream4. If you use the
> unified output plugin these packets are split to the original size.
> The first packet carries the alert informations, the others are marked
> as tagged packets.
> Best regards
> Dirk
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