[Snort-users] Manually updating Snort "rules"

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Sun Sep 30 21:10:43 EDT 2018


You should use pulledpork to handle this for you.  You don't have to automate pulled pork if you don't wish, but it will handle all of the rule management for you.


> On Sep 28, 2018, at 5:46 PM, Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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