[Snort-users] var or ipvar?

Nicholas Bogart nickybzoss at ...11827...
Mon Jan 28 15:01:42 EST 2013


Last I remember on this from the manual you only use ipvar if you are
working in an IPv6 evironment and have enabled snort for IPv6.  If you have
it turned off then you can continue and are encouraged to still use var.


Nick

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>wrote:

>
> var used to be used for most all var definitions... then work was being
> done for
> IPv6 and ipvar was created... since then, it seems that ipvar has been
> retained
> for all and var is simply no longer used...
>
> is this accurate?
>
> why is var not retained as an alias for ipvar? systems have been breaking
> all
> around us and it is only just now that we're starting to find this possibly
> being the problem :(
>
> will it hurt to have both var and ipvar pointing to the same definitions??
>
> will older snorts fall over because of ipvar being introduced into their
> environment before they are ready for it?
>
>
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