[Snort-users] Fine tuning Snort

James Lay jlay at ...13475...
Fri Oct 8 08:24:09 EDT 2010

Thanks Waldo,

It's been quite interesting...I have at least four rules that look for
executables...and as I look at the threshold file I can only threshold
against one IP at a time...meaning I've got a lot of work to do as I have
to add pretty much most of google and windowsupdate.com ;)  Even thought
I'm tempted to simply start snort to not monitor those netblocks, eh...I'd
rather do the right thing.

Thanks again for the help.


On 10/7/10 10:23 PM, "waldo kitty" <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:

>On 10/7/2010 14:02, James Lay wrote:
>> Kevin and Waldo, you gents are treasuresŠI will get to work and report
>> resultsŠthank you much!
>something else to thing about concerning rules that you would just
>suppress in threshold.conf... if they are completely suppressed then you
>as well comment them out of the rules set so they do not consume any
>memory and 
>snort won't waste any time loading them just to be ignoring them... but i
>this also depends on your tools and management systems... some may use
>threshold to "disable" rules where others may actually comment them in
>the rules 
>sets files... personally, i think the threshold file is best to suppress
>rules for certain IPs... total suppression is the same as disabled so...
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