[Snort-users] Thresholding issues

James Lay jlay at ...13475...
Thu Mar 26 19:00:57 EDT 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 17:08 -0400, French, Jared wrote:
> I'm fairly new to snort and I've been trying to get thresholding
> working, but haven't had any luck.  Not with individual rules or
> global rules.   I added the following line to to threshold.conf and
> ran a rule update after: 
> event_filter gen_id 0, sig_id 0, type limit, track by_src, count 1,
> seconds 360 
> However, when I open up snorby and watch the logs I'll get the same
> alert popping up many times in row either with the same timestamp or
> well within the given 360 seconds.  My understanding is that this line
> should cause any and all rules to fire only once every 360 seconds.
> Is that incorrect or is something possibly broken? 
> The same happens when I try to apply thresholds for individual rules
> such as:   
> event_filter gen_id 1, sig_id 2012252, type limit, track by_src, count
> 1, seconds 360 
> which is the emerging theat SHELLCODE Common 0a0a0a0a Heap Spray
> String alert. 
> Just looking for some help / clarifcation.  Thanks!
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Verify that:

include /path/threshold.conf is in your snort.conf.

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