[Snort-users] Maximum length for Content String

Venkataramesh Bontupalli bontupalliv1 at ...16841...
Fri May 16 23:11:31 EDT 2014

Yes, the maximum length of the regex that could be possible for detection..

For example:
alert tcp any any --> any any(msg: 'attempted anonymous FTP access';
content:'anonymous'; sid: 100001;)

In this example the length of content string is 9(anonymous)

So i would to know what could be the maximum length of content string
On May 16, 2014 9:02 PM, "waldo kitty" <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:

> On 5/16/2014 3:29 PM, Venkataramesh Bontupalli wrote:
> > Dear Snort Experts,
> >
> > Could you please tell me know the maximum allowable content string
> length and
> > also pcre string length in a typical snort rule for matching the
> malicious content.
> content string length? as in what? fast_pattern??
> i don't understand your question about pcre string length... are you
> talking
> about the length of the regex used in the detections or the length of
> strings
> that may match the regex??
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