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Re: Snort 2.9.0 Now Available
From: waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:33:09 -0400

On 10/5/2010 12:12, Russ Combs wrote:

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net
<mailto:wkitty42 () windstream net>> wrote:
    as written above, there is no libnet in use at all in the product i'm working
    with... there's no libdnet, either... we've simply never had a need for

OK - libnet was only required for inline builds.  I'm looking into a change that
may obviate dnet for Snort when active response is not configured.

interesting... i assume that "active response" means "inline"?? i also assume 
that "active response" means that snort does the dropping/blocking of unwanted 
traffic and notifies iptables to create drop/block and log rules? how much more 
memory is consumed by snort in inline mode?

     > > With 2.9.0, you *must* use the DAQ.  By default, you will wind up using a
     >     pcap
     > > DAQ, but the DAQ is a separate package that must be installed.  This is
     >     new for
     > > 2.9.0.
     >     ugh! when does the madness end? :lol: i'll have to see if i can hunt
    up the
     >     archive for that... hopefully it is available at
     > www.snort.org/ports/snort-current/
     > You can find it here, along with Snort: http://www.snort.org/snort-downloads.

    i'd rather find it in a place that is automation and script friendly... that web
    page link is not :?

This is another issue worth sending to the web site maintainers.


FWIW: luckily enough, DAQ is available at the above location...


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