[Snort-users] Receiving alerts for a disabled rule

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at ...589...
Thu Feb 20 10:36:17 EST 2014

If you are receiving the alert from the rule, then it is either:

A) Not disabled
B) You didn’t restart Snort after you disabled it.

Joel Esler
Threat Intelligence Team Lead
Open Source Manager
Vulnerability Research Team

On Feb 20, 2014, at 7:03 AM, Anshuman Anil Deshmukh <anshuman at ...16510...<mailto:anshuman at ...16510...>> wrote:


Recently I found that I am getting alerts for one of the rule which is commented out. What could be the possible reason for generating such alert when the rule is disabled?

Here are my setup details below.

Snort version: Version 2.9.5 GRE (Build 103)
Barnyard version: Version 2.1.9 (Build 263) - XFF patch (version 2)
Rules are updating using pulledpork version 0.70 where all rules reside in one single file

Below are the references of the actual rule and the alert generated on SNORBY.


Thanks and Regards,
Information Security-Analyst

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