[Snort-users] Poor performance with Snort under OpenBSD 5.3

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Wed Jun 19 23:38:01 EDT 2013

Package maintainers would benefit everyone by submitting their packages upstream.  For years, our recommendation was to build, the packages were so far behind.  

Keeping the package maintainers up to date has helped a bit  I see things being updated more. 

Joel Esler
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On Jun 19, 2013, at 6:00 PM, Markus Lude <markus.lude at ...348...> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 05:40:39PM -0400, Joel Esler wrote:
>> On Jun 19, 2013, at 5:22 PM, Markus Lude <markus.lude at ...348...> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 08:04:55PM +0000, Andy Nguyen wrote:
>>>> I have the same problem with snort and Openbsd 5.2 i386.
>>> What keeps you from running a newer release? Why not use packages, or if
>>> they are a bit outdated, help test updates? Most, if not all problems
>>> you face may have already dealt with.
>>> Maybe Joel will finally stop pushing people to build snort themselves,
>> Not until packages are maintained.  We can't do them all.
> I didn't ask that you do the builds. I ask you to stop recommending
> building from source on the lists again and again. Maybe you should
> start thinking about the drawbacks of this.
> Maintainers can't test all. We need others to test too. 
>>> especially if they use "howtos" like the one on the snort home page,
>>> which includes horrible advice and as I already stated some time ago
>>> should better be removed, at least the one about OpenBSD.
>> I'm always looking for contributions.  If something is wrong, either
>> contact the author to correct it, or write a better one.  They are
>> written by volunteers that dedicate their time to helping people.
> I had written a far better one in my last post.
> You should look through the contributions. Misguiding howtos with really
> horrible advices help noone. Some may good, but at least a few I read
> are awful.
>> Always a good use of time.
> Sometimes. But sometimes not and most often they are simply out of date.
> People building from the plain snort tar ball won't get fixes until you
> put out a new version. Even if fixes are known and available. Maybe
> package maintainers already include them?
> Regards,
> Markus

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