[Snort-users] Question regarding the use of the terms "enabled" and "disabled" as it applies to SourceFire VRT Rules

JJ Cummings cummingsj at ...11827...
Mon Apr 13 14:19:40 EDT 2009

"enabled" means that the rule is enabled (will be used to examine packets
but not "drop" them.. will only produce an alert/event) in the current
policy (or in the new ruleset).. "disabled" means the opposite.. it's not
enabled and will not be used to examine packets and therefore will not cause
any alerts/events..


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Stephen Mullins <
steve.mullins.work at ...11827...> wrote:

> Hello,
> As seen in this changelog
> (http://www.snort.org/vrt/docs/ruleset_changelogs/changes-2006-08-22.html
> ),
> what do the words "enabled" or "disabled" mean?
> 7567 <-> Disabled <-> SPYWARE-PUT Trackware funwebproducts
> mywebsearchtoolbar-funtools runtime detection (spyware-put.rules)
> Rule 7567 is still in the most recent rule packs so it obviously
> doesn't mean that the rule itself is being removed or "disabled" in
> the sense that it is no longer in effect.
> If anyone could clarify I would appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Steve Mullins
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