[Snort-users] Commented rule triggering alerts

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Thu Apr 11 07:07:37 EDT 2013

Do you still have this Tarball?

Joel Esler
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On Apr 10, 2013, at 8:55 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:

> On 4/10/2013 16:20, Y M wrote:
>> Which ruleset are you using? icmp-info.rules and icmp.rules have been
>> consolidated under a new rules file with the name: protocol-icmp.rules
> and yet they are still in the VRT snort rules archive... granted, they may have 
> nothing but comments in them but they really should be flushed with zero byte 
> files or at least nothing but a comment stating that they are obsolete and 
> should be removed from the directory and the snort.conf file...
> FWIW: i did a clean install on a new machine the other day and pulled the latest 
> rules set for that version of snort ( - yes, i know it is ""old"") and 
> they came in... counting only *.rules files, excluding "local.rules" and 
> VRT-License.txt, there are 104 of *.rules files... numerous ones appear to be 
> "malformed" with the VRT license text somewhere in the middle of the file and 
> others have no such text in them at all...
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> From: Joao Daniel Neves <mailto:joaodanielnevesss at ...125...>
>> Sent: ‎4/‎10/‎2013 10:54 PM
>> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:snort-users at ...2987...rge.net>
>> Subject: [Snort-users] Commented rule triggering alerts
>> Hi,
>> I have a lot of ICMP/Ping alerts. So I decided to remove the rule that was
>> triggering those alerts. The sid of the rule is 381.
>> I did the following:
>> /cd /etc/snort/rules
>> grep -wril 'sid:381' ./*
>> ./icmp-info.rules
>> vim icmp-info.rules
>> /
>> I found the line and then commented it by placing an "#" in the begging of the
>> line. I stopped Snort and then stated it again.
>> And I still get alert for that SID. What can I do to solve it ?
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