[Snort-users] Help with Alerts

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Sun Sep 9 12:00:26 EDT 2012

On 9/9/2012 09:09, James Lay wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2012, at 6:31 PM, waldo kitty<wkitty42 at ...14940...>  wrote:
>> On 9/8/2012 07:53, Joel Esler wrote:
>>> If you are using pulledpork, it should generate your Sid-MSG.map for you. Are
>>> you using pulledpork?
>> and if you are not using pulledpork, there is a tool in the utilities area for
>> this... at least there was in the older versions of snort... i guess it is still
>> there?
>>   create-sidmap.pl /path/to/rules>  /path/to/sidmap/sid-msg.map
> Actually I think that's part of oinkmaster :)

it might be... i dunno... i've seen it as a separate tool in several places... 
gotta dance a little dance if one has more than one rule directory, though...

create-sidmap.pl /path/to/VRT/rules   >  /path/to/sidmap/sid-msg.map
create-sidmap.pl /path/to/ET/rules    >> /path/to/sidmap/sid-msg.map
create-sidmap.pl /path/to/other/rules >> /path/to/sidmap/sid-msg.map
create-sidmap.pl /path/to/local/rules >> /path/to/sidmap/sid-msg.map

then one might want to run the resulting file thru sort and possibly unique but 
unique shouldn't be necessary since there should not be any duplicated SIDs... 
snort doesn't like them anyway and will fall over when it finds them...

FWIW: i prefer to keep my rules from other parties in different directories 
because it makes management and removal of deprecated rules files easier to 
manage... i can't stand the everything in one file approach as it breaks 
management's categorizing methods and i don't like their particular brand of 
whine with my cheese and crackers if you know what i mean ;)

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