[Snort-users] Help! I ran Nessus Vulnerability Scanner against my Public IP and No Alerts showed up on my Snort IDS box!

Teo En Ming teo.en.ming at ...11827...
Mon Apr 7 15:42:08 EDT 2014

Hi Jeremy,

Is there a manual for using pulled-pork? I can't find the manual for it in

Thank you very much.

Teo En Ming

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 3:27 AM, Jeremy Hoel <jthoel at ...11827...> wrote:

> 1/2 - Look at pulled-pork to handle the rule management tasks; including
> enabling all the rules if that's what you want
> 3 -  www.testmyids.com for a quick test, there may or may not be rules
> written for the vulnerability checks.
> check your snort.conf for proper variable usage
> learn what the rules do and why you expect them to fire.
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:19 PM, Teo En Ming <teo.en.ming at ...11827...> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I downloaded this set of rules file http://www.snort.org/downloads/2874 (
>> snortrules-snapshot-2960.tar.gz <http://www.snort.org/downloads/2874>).
>> Why are most of the Snort rules commented out? It's like 80% of all the
>> Snort rules are commented out/disabled.
>> Question 1: Shall I un-comment the disabled rules???
>> Also, why are many of the rules files empty?
>> Question 2: Why are many of the rules files empty?
>> I installed Nessus 5.2.6 on my Windows 8.1 machine. I ran Nessus
>> vulnerability scanner against my public IP and no alerts showed up on my
>> Snort IDS at all!
>> Question 3: The Nessus vulnerability scanner reported numerous
>> vulnerabilities. Why are there no alerts in my Snort IDS box at all?
>> I need a favor from you guys. To uncomment all the DISABLED Snort rules,
>> which is probably thousands and thousands of lines, is a colossal task. I
>> think I need to write a sed 's/original text/replacement text/g' linux
>> shell script to uncomment all the disabled Snort rules. But the problem is
>> that my Linux shell scripting knowledge is a bit rusty and I would need to
>> revise it. Hence I am wondering if any of you guys can write a bash script
>> with sed and for loops to uncomment the disabled Snort rules??? Thanks in
>> advance!!! Don't worry, I will vet through the submitted shell scripts.
>> I am looking forward to your replies.
>> Thank you very much.
>> Yours sincerely,
>> Teo En Ming
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