[Snort-users] Snort 2.8.6 RC Now Available

Snort Releases snortreleases at ...950...
Fri Feb 5 10:52:47 EST 2010

An RC version of Snort 2.8.6 is now available on snort.org, at

Snort 2.8.6 introduces:

   * Updates to HTTP Inspect to allow server-specific configurations
     to normalize the HTTP header and/or cookies have been added.

   * Updates to HTTP Inspect to support gzip decompression across
     multiple packets.  Enable via --enable-zip during the build.
     This is enabled by default in the Win32 platform build.

   * New Sensitive Data preprocessor, which performs detection of
     Personally Identifiable Information (PII).  A new rule option is
     available to define new PII.  See README.sensitive_data and the
     Snort Manual for configuration details.

   * Added a new pattern matcher and related configurations.  The new
     pattern matcher is optimized to use less memory and perform at
     AC speed.  Use the following configuration options in your
     snort.conf to take advantage of the improved pattern matcher.

     config detection: search-method ac-split, max-pattern-len 20,

   * Update to use the version 4.1.1 of WinPcap for Win32 platforms.

Please see the Release Notes and ChangeLog for more details.

Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to snort-beta at ...3990...

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team

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