[Snort-users] Snort 2.8.4 Now Available

Jeff Dell jdell at ...1095...
Wed Apr 8 10:47:09 EDT 2009

Thanks for working on this new release. Its great to see the continuous
improvements in Snort. I have a few comments about downloading rules from
the website:

I have to say the website is a bit confusing which rule set a user with
Snort 2.8.4 needs to download. Is it Snort 2.8 or Current? I personally know
with 2.8.4 will need to download current, but it is not very clear on the
website. To me having something like Snort v2.8 means all version of Snort

Also if people re-configure there update tool to point to Snort Current now,
it will eventually break when the next snort version is released and Snort
Current points to that new version rule set. It would be great to have a
static download location for all versions of snort, including the latest


-----Original Message-----
From: Snort Releases [mailto:snortreleases at ...950...] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 6:33 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort 2.8.4 Now Available

Snort 2.8.4 is now available on snort.org, at http://www.snort.org/dl/

Snort 2.8.4 introduces:

- A revised DCE/RPC preprocessor with more rule options

  With the new DCE/RPC preprocessor, there will be a number of updates
  to the rules.  Please be sure to update your rules to the latest
  when that package is available (next few days).

- Support for IPv6 in Frag3 and all application preprocessors

- Improved target-based support in preprocessors

- Option to automatically pre-filter traffic that is not inspected in
  order to improve performance

- Several other improvements and fixes

Please see the release notes and changelog for more details.

Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to bugs at ...10585...

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team

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