[Snort-users] Can snort calculate on-the-fly-md5sum ?

Pratik Narang pratik.cse.bits at ...11827...
Wed Oct 3 10:49:03 EDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM, Balasubramaniam Natarajan <
bala150985 at ...11827...> wrote:

> Hi Snort Users,
> I was looking at the website http://suricata-ids.org/ and I was wondering
> if snort has similar capabilities ?  If yes could you point me at a link
> which helps me to set up the same ?
> *3. File Identification, MD5 Checksums, and File Extraction*
> Suricata can identify thousands of file types while crossing your network!
> Not only can you identify it, but should you decide you want to look at it
> further you can tag it for extraction and the file will be written to disk
> with a meta data file describing the capture situation and flow. The file’s
> MD5 checksum is calculated on the fly, so if you have a list of md5 hashes
> you want to keep in your network, or want to keep out, Suricata can find it.
> PS: I am not here to ask which IDS/IPS is best,  However I am coming in
> from a learning perspective so please don't mistake me.
That would have been an interesting question although ;)

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