[Snort-users] Re: Compiling snort for CheckPoint Firewall-1 support

Nigel Houghton nigel at ...1935...
Fri May 12 07:49:47 EDT 2006

On  0, carlopmart <carlopmart at ...11827...> wrote:
> Hi Frank,
>  Yes, correct but I need to modify snort rules by hand if i would to 
> block some connections with snortsam (and if I launch process to update 
> snort rules, they are overwritted and I lose my changes). I need to 
> block connections immediately using snort rules and custom rules.

Oinkmaster can be configured to not only preserve your rule changes when
updating, but also make some changes for you automatically. That way
you can change something in a rule and have oinkmaster make the same
change for you when you get an updated version of the rule.

Take a look somewhere around line 229 in the oinkmaster.conf it is well
documented on how to achieve this. Somewhere near line 370 you should
find information on how to skip some rules from being updated.

     Nigel Houghton      Research Engineer       Sourcefire Inc.
                   Vulnerability Research Team

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