[Snort-users] How to decide/find gen-id?

Alex Kirk akirk at ...1935...
Mon May 7 08:31:43 EDT 2012

The GID (generator ID) isn't something you should really be specifying
manually. Text rules (as in *.rules within the standard rules directory)
are all GID 1; shared object rules are GID 3; and preprocessor rules are
assigned appropriate GIDs based upon the preprocessor creating them.

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM, Simon Blixt <blixten_496 at ...125...> wrote:

>  Hi,
> I'm setting up an rate_filter for my rule. But I'm stuck in choosing the
> gen-id.
> Is it so simple that all *.rules have the gen-id 1? Or should I look in
> gen-msg.map for a gen-id to choose?
> How do I know which to choose in gen-msg.map if that's the situation?
> Thanks,
> Blixten
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