[Snort-users] transfers of snortrules-snapshot-CURRENT_s.tar.gz are slowwww....

Seth Art sethsec at ...11827...
Mon Apr 27 09:36:48 EDT 2009

I have been noticing the same thing actually. I am also using wget to
download the tarball initially, and the connection frequently gets


On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Russell Fulton
<r.fulton at ...3809...> wrote:
> It is often taking a couple of hours to download the snort VRT rules
> (via oinkcode url).  Worse still, periodically the transfers simply
> hang until TCP times out leaving incomplete tar file which upsets
> onikmaster.
> I'm using wget on a linux box if it makes any difference.
> After a couple of failed attempts to down load further attempts seem
> to be reset even when they come from different IP addresses.
> Presumably oinkmaster.cgi is tracking the oinkcode.  Very frustrating.
> Also is there a reliable way for something like wget to tell if the
> file has changed?  In the old days the tarballs were updated everyday
> regardless of whether they had any new files so I used to check the
> MD5s from the website but they don't seem to exist anymore.  Can we
> query oinkmaster.cgi to find out if we have the latest rule sets and
> thus avoid downloading altogether?
> One last question ;) where are VRT subscribers supposed to ask for
> support?
> Russell
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