[Snort-users] Intermittent Pulled Pork Error

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Wed Feb 16 22:03:35 EST 2011


We shouldn't. We've notified the web-team. How often are you trying to pull rule updates?  Just out of curiosity. 

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On Feb 16, 2011, at 4:04 PM, "Weir, Jason" <jason.weir at ...14916...> wrote:

> Nigel,
> 
> I changed the rules file name to snortrules-snapshot-edge.tar.gz as
> indicated below and I'm intermittently still getting the 500 error..
> 
> "Error 500 when fetching
> https://www.snort.org/reg-rules/snortrules-snapshot-2904.tar.gz.md5 at
> /usr/local/bin/pulledpork.pl line 390"
> 
> Just tried it manually and it worked fine...  You guys having a delivery
> problem?
> 
> -J
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nigel Houghton [mailto:nhoughton at ...1935...] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:38 PM
>> To: Weir, Jason
>> Cc: Snort Users
>> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Intermittent Pulled Pork Error
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:32:45 -0500, Nigel Houghton wrote:
>>> On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:05:09 -0500, Weir, Jason wrote:
>>>> Doesn't happen all of the time...
>>>> 
>>>> Error 500 when fetching
>>>> 
>> https://www.snort.org/reg-rules/snortrules-snapshot-2904.tar.gz.md5 at
>>>> /usr/local/bin/pulledpork.pl line 390
>>>> 
>>>> -J
>>> 
>>> That's not a PulledPork error, that's a website error. The 
>> file isn't 
>>> there, which strictly speaking shouldn't be a 500 server error, but 
>>> since the application that handles looking for the file 
>> can't find it, 
>>> the server will return the application error instead of a 
>> 404 not found.
>>> 
>>> With that said, I'll forward this to our Snort web team for 
>>> investigation.
>> 
>> Actually, no I won't. After looking at snort.org I see that 
>> the 2.9.0.4 
>> rule set is not yet available for registered users. So, you'll get a 
>> 404 (or 500) for the rules file too.
>> 
>> You can fix this for future use by using 
>> snortrules-snapshot-edge.tar.gz as the name of your rules file. That 
>> way, you will get the latest version of rules for either 
>> registered or 
>> subscriber rules automatically. Right now, for registered users this 
>> will be a 2.9.0.3 rule set. Which should work with 2.9.0.4.
>> 
>> Now, per the rules of the drinking game, I will be taking a 
>> shot or two 
>> for replying to my own email.
>> 
>> --
>> Nigel Houghton
>> Head Mentalist
>> SF VRT Department of Intelligence Excellence
>> http://vrt-blog.snort.org/ && http://labs.snort.org/
> 
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