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Re: Snort 2.9.0.3 Now Available
From: vincent () cojot name
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:32:07 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 26 Dec 2010, waldo kitty wrote:

i tend to agree fully... but i also have to wonder why, if ipvar is necessary,
that it is not enabled for IPv4 only setups and that it requires IPv6 which is
definitely not widespread or in use in many locations...

I did some testing with the '--enable-ipv6' rpms last night and it appears 
that most of the 'var' statements in snort's default config file were 
replaced by 'ipvar' statements. I guess it 'just worked' because the 
default config file in the rpm was automagically adapted when I compiled 
snort with '--enable-ipv6' but I surely don't want to break everyone 
else's config files if they need to be edited (as in 's/^var/ipvar/'). So 
unless the users can leave their config files as they were with the older 
rpms, it's a no-go to enable ipv6 by default in these rpms. Any ideas?

Thanks,

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