[Snort-users] New to Snort; Unable to download VRT Certified Rules

ladytechieguruness at ...14763... ladytechieguruness at ...14763...
Mon Feb 8 00:17:52 EST 2010

Ray and others,

It WAS the "registered users release" I was attempting to download, NOT
the subscribers. BOTH say "VRT Certified" and the "new" rules are new than
what I assume are in the latest release of the Snort program itself. I hope
that's clearer. Thanks.


On Sun, 7 Feb 2010 22:19:26 -0500, Ray Caparros <arcy24 at ...11827...> wrote:
> LTG,
> The VRT Certified Rules Updates requires a paid subscription. You
> could download the The Registered User Release.
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 9:36 PM,  <ladytechieguruness at ...14763...>
>> Hello All,
>> I downloaded Snort but haven't been able to successfully download the
>> Certified Rules since each time I attempt to download the new rules, I
>> get
>> the following error message:
>> "403 Forbidden
>> You do not have permission to download this file.
>> Please make sure you're logged into Snort.org.
>> If you are logged into Snort.org, you may need a VRT subscription to
>> access
>> this file."
>> When I copy and paste the link to the download into one of my download
>> accelerators, they can't download the rules, either. I've been trying
>> since
>> yesterday.
>> I won't purchase a subscription until I see that Snort is the correct
>> choice
>> for me. Is there another way to access the rules? Can I copy them from 
>> into
>> a text file or batch file and install them that way?
>> Thank you for your help.
>> LTG
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