[Snort-users] Automatic Snort Ruleset Updates through Scripting

Randal T. Rioux randy at ...13561...
Mon Jun 28 02:45:17 EDT 2010

0. Top posting releases demons into email threads. But my diatribe gets old.

1. Who handles the Oinkcodes? BTW, I've never used Oinkmaster, which 
leads me to this question: What the hell is an Oinkcode?

2. <blank stare, looks to left, switch to right>


PS Just noticed Watchinski is on my neighborhood board - Long Reach 
represent! (I thought that name looked familiar so I went through my 
stack of mail :-)

On 06/27/2010 09:43 PM, JJ Cummings wrote:
> 1. Oinkmaster is neither provided nor maintained by Sourcefire.
> 2. What if I want to use so rules?
> Sent from the iRoad
> On Jun 27, 2010, at 17:28, David Gullett <dgullett at ...13519...
> <mailto:dgullett at ...13519...>> wrote:
>> For beginners to the world of Snort, we've published a new guide today
>> that builds on our previous Snort setup documents. It describes a
>> method to automatically update the Snort 2.8.6 rulesets using
>> Oinkmaster and to also update the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating system
>> using Aptitude - both through a bash script.
>> And hey, you don't have to register to download. The information is
>> available at this URL which provides a direct link to the article I've
>> just described and the direct link to the most recent Snort setup
>> guide:
>> <http://www.symmetrixtech.com/articles/007-updatingsnortandubuntu.html>http://www.symmetrixtech.com/articles/007-updatingsnortandubuntu.html
>> Feel free to comment on our poor bash scripting skills...

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