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

Ryan Jordan ryan.jordan at ...1935...
Mon Feb 8 10:21:29 EST 2010

Yes, snort.org blocks you from attempting to download the same file
twice within 15 minutes. I think it also resets the timer each time
you get the 403 Forbidden. Keep in mind that this is tracked by IP
address, so if you go to a different machine behind your NAT it will
give the same error.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:48 AM, Russell Fulton <r.fulton at ...3809...> wrote:
> On 8/02/2010, at 6:17 PM, <ladytechieguruness at ...14763...> <ladytechieguruness at ...14763...> wrote:
>> 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.
> you may be running foul of the system that stops people from downloading the rules too often.  I had a system that did a HEAD on the file to see if it had changed and then downloaded it if it had.  The download always failed with a 403.
> Leave it a while and see if the problem still persists.
> Depending on your needs you should also look at the Emerging Threats rule sets -- find with google...
> Russell
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