[Snort-users] Event Suppression between specific Source and Destination

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Fri Dec 14 21:36:36 EST 2012

On 12/14/2012 10:20, Joel Esler wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:04:23AM +0100, Guido Hungerbuehler wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am running snort with alert-before-log configuration (it is
>> necessary). How can I suppress a signature between two specific hosts?
>> With the 'Event Suppression' configuration it is only possible to select
>> either track by_src or track by_dst.
>> The next question is: Why is this even like this for 'Event Suppression'?
>> I already searched the mailing-list archive because I think this issue
>> has to be discussed earlier but I didn't find any information.
>> Thanks for your help.
> If you suppress it in one direction, then you won't see the alert.  If you bi directional traffic that you want to suppress, you need to create two suppressions

that's exactly what i was thinking but i held off on posting due to a lack of 
more information... i can't say that i've ever heard of "event suppression" in 
the manner the OP seemed to indicate they thought it would work...

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