[Snort-users] snort classification Question

Jeremy Hoel jthoel at ...11827...
Sat Aug 25 02:00:43 EDT 2012

The descriptions you are looking for are the rules themselves, they
define what is being described and the author chose to gave it
whatever classification he/she did based on the what the rule hits.

There's nothing else then that.  There's no other documentation that
hasn't been given.

Look at a rule, see what it does, does the classification make sense
for that rule.. probably yes.  Any rule you write, you can pick the
classification you want, but it would be nice if it was close to the
ones that already exist.

For a 'non standard protocol' rules, it's probably a rule that
triggers off someone that isn't standard for the given protocol. IF
you want more specifics you need to provide the SIDs for the rules
that you don't understand.

There's nothing else to share.. that's it.

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 1:52 AM, mohamad hosein jafari
<smhjafari68 at ...11827...> wrote:
> yes  waldo  I said before . Snort  alert classify description is good but I
> need more information .
> for example :
> one classify is "icmp-event   " and this description is :  Generic ICMP
> event " . but I want to know more information  about this for example what
> kind of ICMP event is in this classify? Or why this is one classify ? Or for
> example " non standard procol" or so no .
> Thanks
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 6:48 AM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>
> wrote:
>> On 8/23/2012 01:18, mohamad hosein jafari wrote:
>>> thanks james
>>> yes joel but I said before that I need more information than that
>>> description
>> what, in those descriptions, is not clear? they are it... really... they
>> are what all implementers and rule creators have to go by... there is and
>> has never been anything else ;)
>> what am i missing? possibly a language barrier?
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