[Snort-users] ssn_groups_Jan10.csv link to download or file format snort

Ryan Jordan ryan.jordan at ...1935...
Tue May 25 15:19:20 EDT 2010

The Social Security guys don't actually post a CSV file. We've been
parsing the flat text file to strip out everything but the group
numbers, formatting that into a CSV, and loading that into Snort. See
the attached perl file for an example.


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Lawrence R. Hughes, Sr.
<lhughes at ...14822...> wrote:
> Thanks JJC for your information:
> On a monthly basis, the Social Security Administration publishes a list of
> which Group numbers are in use for each Area.  These numbers can be updated
> in Snort by supplying a CSV file with the new maximum Group numbers to
> use.  By default, Snort recognizes Social Security numbers issued up
> through November 2009.
> from google:
> http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/ssnvhighgroup.htm
> We need a url that points to the file: ssn_groups_Jan10.csv
> The Snort (2.8.6) user manual also mentions the file "ssn_groups_Jan10.csv",
> so where is it?
> What is the format of this file for use with snort?
> The above link just has flat text files for downloads, I think if snort
> referenced the file ssn_groups_Jan10.csv, then someone should have it. We
> just need to see it so we can convert the SSN Groups to a csv file.
> Thanks,
> Larry
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