[Snort-users] Manually updating Snort "rules"

Leroy Tennison leroy at datavoiceint.com
Fri Sep 28 17:46:22 EDT 2018


I started out using the community version then became a registered (not subscription) user.  Downloaded snortrules-snapshot-29111.tar.gz and noticed that the structure was different.  I'm assuming that the files under the archive's etc directory go in /etc/snort (Ubuntu 16) and the files under the archive's rules directory go under /etc/snort/rules.  Beyond that I'm uncertain where the archive's preproc_rules and files under the so_rules tree go (I suspect so_rules/src isn't needed but I am curious about where so_rules/precompiled/Ubuntu-16-4/x86-64/2.9.11.1/*.so goes).  If there's something (a document/web page/etc) explaining this please point me to it.  Otherwise if you have an answer please reply.

I'm in a situation where using an automated tool isn't desirable.  Thanks for any and all help.


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