[Snort-users] Snort-users Digest, Vol 4, Issue 26
pauls at ...6838...
Tue Sep 19 13:37:26 EDT 2006
--On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:22:14 -0700 SN ORT
<snort_on_acid at ...131...> wrote:
> Oh well, since you know Marty so well, you're like
> close friends now, maybe you can explain why people
> now have to pay for the latest sigs?
Well, I can't explain that, because I *don't* pay for sigs. And they seem
to work just fine.
You can pay for sigs if you want them *instantly*. Or you can wait five
days and get them for free. Or you can write your own.
> What philosophy
> does this follow again? I'm not faulting people for
> trying to make a buck, I'm just saying it's a bit
> foolish to rely soley on a free product to protect
> your network and expect it to remain free and last
I think you're living in the dark ages. The future is open source+, which
means open source products backed by professional support and complementary
products - like Sourcefire's RNA, for example.
> Open source is a Godsend, but let's be realistic:
> another reason to make a great open-source product is
> to build confidence, reputation, and then start making
> the big $$$$$! This is a natural progression of
> things, and sooner or later programmers have to make
Read the blog post that Jason linked to.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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