[Snort-users] so_rules - only small subset compiling and usable

Matthew Watchinski mwatchinski at ...1935...
Mon Aug 4 09:46:27 EDT 2008


Do the pre-compiled rules for Ubuntu not work for you?  Should be 
similar platform.

Cheers,
-matt

chris ryan wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> i've just compiled the so-rules with snort 2.8.2.1 from the latest
> tarball (registered users release) without any errors.
> I have to compile the rules myself because the precompiled libaries are
> not available for my platform (Debian Lenny, Snort 2.8.2.1 from source [1]).
> 
> One thing is odd:
> The rule count for the precompiled libraries is > 80.
> 
> Not matter what i do, when i compile the so_rules myself,
> i've only 22 rules in the generated stub rule files.
> 
> Also, the precompiled libaries are more that twice as big at the disk.
> So in effect, i can only use a subset of 22 rules.
> 
> Can anybody give me a hint what's my mistake?
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance, Chris.
> 
> 
> [1] compile options:
>  ./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sysconfdir=/etc/snort
> --enable-pthread --enable-rulestate --enable-dynamicplugin
> --enable-timestats --enable-perfprofiling --enable-linux-smp-stats
> --enable-snmp --with-mysql=/usr/share/mysql
> --with-mysql-libraries=/usr/lib --with-mysql-includes=/usr/include/mysql
> -with-postgresql=/usr/share/postgresql
> --with-libpq-includes=/usr/include/postgres
> --with-libpq-libraries=/usr/lib/postgresql --enable-dynamicplugin
> --enable-decoder-preprocessor-rules --enable-ppm
> --with-libpcap-includes=/usr/local/src/libpcap
> --with-libpcap-libaries=/usr/local/src/libpcap/.libs
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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