[Snort-users] snort 2.9.0.3 flexresp3 and active-response

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Wed Feb 2 20:46:46 EST 2011


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Michael Scheidell <
michael.scheidell at ...8144...> wrote:

>
>
> On 2/2/11 12:52 PM, Russ Combs wrote:
>
>  is there any reason to enable one without the other?
>> it appears to me that you would want both or none.
>>
>
> That makes sense to me.  And neither will generate responses without
> additional configuration so no harm done.
>
>>   I suppose one option would be to enable flexresp3 so that resp: rules
> and sensitve data rules don't error out, but only enable active response if
> user wants it.
>
> the challenge  to ports/rpm maintainers is to select the most USEFUL and
> common options.  sure, savvy users can edit the Makefile and add in their
> own config options. but most don't./
>
> I was referring to the snort.conf stuff that must be set to use active
responses.  One is a rule option, as you mentioned above, and the other is
based on rule action and requires stream5 settings, etc.  Neither will be
enabled just because they are built in.

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