[Snort-users] EOL for Snort 126.96.36.199 and Snort 188.8.131.52 rules reminder
mikelococo at ...11827...
Mon Oct 4 18:07:14 EDT 2010
> Support for Snort 184.108.40.206 rules will cease on October 22nd.
> With the release of Snort 2.9, support for Snort 220.127.116.11 rules will end
> 90 days from today, that is Jan 2nd 2011.
Really? A 90-day upgrade window? According to the VRT rules EOL
policy, the current and prior major releases will be supported :
> Major Release: Change in the first or second decimal of the version
> number. Examples: Version 2.0 to 3.0, Version 2.8 to 2.9
> Prior Version: The *major* release previous to the current
> production release with the highest minor and patch releases
While the emphasis on the word "major" is mine, the document is specific
about what that means. Based on that language, I would expect that
2.8.final would be supported until 3.0 or 2.10 are released. Of course,
the February "current" examples aren't actually consistent with the
statement, listing a "previous" version instead of a "prior" version,
which is one *minor* revision behind, instead of one major revision behind.
I see the policy was updated in Feb, but don't know what it looked like
prior. Are these recent changes, policies which weren't enforced until
recently, or long-standing policies that I've simply never noticed?
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