[Snort-users] Snort rules

Y M snort at ...15979...
Tue Jun 14 11:09:27 EDT 2016

Yes, as far as I understand. In a very abstract form, the policy is expressed in the "metadata" keyword within each rule using definitions such as balanced-ips, security-ips . This is how PulledPork can tell which rules to enable based on the selected policy. There is a one-to-one mapping of policies between the ruleset and PulledPork (not sure about the max-ips through).


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From: Dan Roberts <danroberts2604 at ...11827...<mailto:danroberts2604 at ...13610...7...>>
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Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort rules
To: Y M <snort at ...15979...<mailto:snort at ...15979...>>

Thanks for the link :-)

I knew that with some dedicated tools (like Pulledpork) you can generate your set of rules based on: connectivity, balanced or security profile.

Does it mean that the package delivered by default by Snort for the registered users (snortrules-snapshot-xxx.tar.gz) provides the same set of rules (known as "Balanced Base Policy") as the balanced-one built by Pulledpork ?

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Y M <snort at ...15979...<mailto:snort at ...16053...79...>> wrote:
Check this link: http://blog.snort.org/2013/10/snort-vrt-default-ruleset-rebalancing.html


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On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 3:55 PM +0300, "Dan Roberts" <danroberts2604 at ...14540...27...<mailto:danroberts2604 at ...11827...>> wrote:

Hi all,

Does someone know what decides which rules are commented out (#) in the *.rules files contained in he snortrules-snapshot-29xx.tar.gz package?

Are they outdated ? So why do we keep them in the files ?



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