[Snort-users] maximum length for msg?

Dirk Geschke dirk at ...10648...
Fri Sep 16 00:49:03 EDT 2005

Hi Alex,

> There's no specific length maximum for the msg; as long as you keep your 
> rule below 1,024 characters, you'll be fine.

are you sure about this? At least I remember this as part of decode.h:

#define        ALERTMSG_LENGTH 256

So I guess more than 255 characters in the messags won't make any
sense, or? So maybe snort can read more characters from the rule
but internally it only uses up to 255...

Best regards


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