[Snort-users] doc/signature files in Snort-

Nigel Houghton nhoughton at ...1935...
Wed Apr 27 13:39:00 EDT 2011

On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:05:14 +0200, Dheeraj Gupta wrote:
> Hi,
> I have recently upgraded from Snort to Previously 
> snort installation had a directory 
> /snort_install_path/etc/doc/signatures (or something of that sort) 
> which listed .txt files for all the signatures giving details of the 
> signature like Affected Systems, Ease of Attack, References, False 
> Positives etc. However, in the installation I could not find 
> those files. Have they been removed? I had written a program that 
> used information contained in those files to extract affected systems 
> information and verify the alerts. How should I source that 
> information from current snort installation
> Regards,
> Dheeraj


You can find them at:


Where it says "Rule Documentation".

I would point you at the email that went out regarding this change, but 
I would hope a simple search of the mailing list archives would get 
some results for you.

Nigel Houghton
Head Mentalist
SF VRT Department of Intelligence Excellence
http://vrt-blog.snort.org/ && http://labs.snort.org/

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