[Snort-users] test string not alerting

Y M snort at ...15979...
Thu Aug 27 16:18:01 EDT 2015

Is the content you are matching against in the request or response? Have you tried the same rule using the flow content modifier?

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On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:05 PM -0700, "Sean" <sean.barmettler at ...11827...> wrote:
I can do a simple ICMP alert that works:
alert icmp any any -> any ( msg: "ICMP packet to high value
target!"; sid: 1; rev:1; priority: 1;)

Yet I cant create a simple text string detector to detect HTML strings:
alert tcp any any <> any any (msg:"somebody farted"; content:"poop"; sid:
2; rev:2; priority: 1;)

I wouldnt waste a mailing lists time with this, but I've setup an entire
ESXI lab with routers, switches, security monitors, and THIS.. THIS is what
is stumping me.

hints/clues/suggestions welcome.


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