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Re: Updating sid-msg.map
From: Nigel Houghton <nhoughton () sourcefire com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:03:29 -0500

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:35:02 -1000, Chan, Wilson wrote:
First off what is the sid-msg.map used for? I looked in my oinkmaster 
config docs and they recommend to update the sourcefire and emerging 
threats rule via the create-sidmap.pl script.
Since I have oinkmaster dumping ET and sourcefire rules to 
/etc/snort/rules do I just run the perl script like this?
Create-sidmap.pl /etc/snort/rules > /etc/snort/sid-msg.map 
I’ve also googled and found this as another alternative.

Cron script to refresh sid-msg.map otherwise you will get 
unidentified alerts:
/usr/local/bin/oinkmaster -o 
/usr/local/etc/snort/rules/emerging-threads -C 
/bin/rm /usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map
/bin/cat /usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map-sample 
/usr/local/etc/snort/rules/emerging-threads/emerging-sid-msg.map > 
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/snort restart


I do not suggest you use that cron script.

I do suggest using PulledPork and have that handle everything.

Nigel Houghton
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