[Snort-users] rules update on 2.8

hermit at ...15048... hermit at ...15048...
Wed Dec 21 09:35:11 EST 2011


Long time lurker,

    I started a new position as systems administrator for a small  
company and just caught up on 6 months of email sitting around in this  
folder.  The company I currently work for uses snort so I decided to  
catch up on the email and check the installation.  The old sysadmin  
has a cron set up to pull rules nightly with:

http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/oinkmaster.cgi/somegibberishhere/snortrules-snapshot-2.8.tar.gz

This fails.


[root at ...15475... ~]# rpm -q snort
snort-2.8.5-1

Seems to be the latest available.

[root at ...15475... ~]# yum update snort
Loaded plugins: downloadonly, security
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Finished
Skipping security plugin, no data
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
[root at ...15475... ~]#


[root at ...15475... ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6 (Tikanga)
[root at ...15475... ~]#

Is it safe to change "snapshot-2.8" to "snortrules-snapshot-2861.tar.gz"?

Thanks
Hermit





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