[Snort-users] wget to snort.org fails; 301 redirect to 127.0.0.1

Tony Robinson deusexmachina667 at ...11827...
Wed Aug 13 23:01:46 EDT 2014


I can confirm that a wget to https://snort.org hangs indefinitely:

 wget https://snort.org
--2014-08-13 22:19:36--  https://snort.org/
Resolving snort.org (snort.org)... 205.178.189.129
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:21:45--  (try: 2)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:23:54--  (try: 3)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:26:04--  (try: 4)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:28:16--  (try: 5)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:30:28--  (try: 6)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:32:41--  (try: 7)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:34:56--  (try: 8)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... failed:
Connection timed out.
Retrying.

--2014-08-13 22:37:11--  (try: 9)  https://snort.org/
Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:443... ^C

The hanging occurs regardless of whether or not I spoof the user-agent. I
suspect you're correct in that the initial server that does the 301
redirect has no listener on https (443/tcp). I CAN confirm that modifying
the user-agent to something even dumber than my example above (e.g. wget
--user-agent "wgetbypass" snort.org) works perfectly; follows 301,
downloads index page as needed. I could just as easily modify my code to
add a spoofed user-agent to wget, but I'd really like to hear from the
snort.org crew why this is a thing and if I'm in violation of some user
agreement/ToS if I bypass this.


On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Jefferson Diego Gomes Rosa <
jeffersondiego8 at ...11827...> wrote:

> As you can see on "Moved Permanently", http://snort.org has just a
> redirect to https://www.snort.org.
>
> https://snort.org hangs until timeout is reached because there is no
> service really listening on 443 port of this address.
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> I don't know why just wget's user-agent is redirected to localhost , but
> you can still use wget directly with https://www.snort.org:
>
> wget -c https://www.snort.org
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> 2014-08-13 23:02 GMT-03:00 Tony Robinson <deusexmachina667 at ...11827...>:
>
>> Title says it all. Anyone notice this recently?
>>
>> wget snort.org
>> --2014-08-13 21:42:39--  http://snort.org/
>> Resolving snort.org (snort.org)... 205.178.189.129
>> Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:80... connected.
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
>> Location: http://127.0.0.1 [following]
>> --2014-08-13 21:42:39--  http://127.0.0.1/
>> Connecting to 127.0.0.1:80...
>>
>> If I fake the user-agent with ANYTHING, it's successful:
>>
>> wget --user-agent "toteslegitnotafakeUA" snort.org
>> --2014-08-13 21:49:23--  http://snort.org/
>> Resolving snort.org (snort.org)... 205.178.189.129
>> Connecting to snort.org (snort.org)|205.178.189.129|:80... connected.
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
>> Location: http://www.snort.org [following]
>> --2014-08-13 21:49:23--  http://www.snort.org/
>> Resolving www.snort.org (www.snort.org)... 50.19.124.119,
>> 54.225.152.149, 54.243.242.66
>> Connecting to www.snort.org (www.snort.org)|50.19.124.119|:80...
>> connected.
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
>> Location: https://www.snort.org/ [following]
>> --2014-08-13 21:49:24--  https://www.snort.org/
>> Connecting to www.snort.org (www.snort.org)|50.19.124.119|:443...
>> connected.
>> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
>> Length: 34907 (34K) [text/html]
>> Saving to: `index.html'
>>
>> 100%[================================================================>]
>> 34,907      --.-K/s   in 0.02s
>>
>> 2014-08-13 21:49:24 (1.76 MB/s) - `index.html' saved [34907/34907]
>>
>> Cursory glance I would guess .htaccess is blacklisting wget as a
>> user-agent.
>>
>> Is there a reason for this? I use wget to pull the index page and
>> determine the current version of snort to download from the page. I
>> don't repeatedly do this, only when installing  Snort on a new
>> machine.
>>
>> Too long;didn't read:
>> wget to snort.org redirects to localhost.
>> wget to snort.org with any other user-agent results in happy index.html
>> wget to https://snort.org no user-agent modification hangs until
>> timeout is reached.
>>
>> why is this a thing?
>>
>> --
>> when does reality end? when does fantasy begin?
>>
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