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Re: Updating sid-msg.map
From: Jason Wallace <jason.r.wallace () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:48:23 -0500

I haven't used this in a while but I'm pretty sure you can do...

create-sidmap.pl /foo/rules/VRT/ /foo/rules/ET/ /foo/rules/GID3 > sid-msg.map



On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:11 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net> wrote:
On 11/17/2010 13:08, Lay, James wrote:
Snag Oinkmaster, nab the create-sid.pl, put it in your path and:

/usr/local/bin/create-sidmap.pl /usr/local/etc/snort/rules>
/usr/local/etc/snort/sid-msg.map

yes, we do this now...

Should create a sid-msg.map out of all the goodies found in the rules
dir.

the goal is to figure out how to have it handle /multiple/ rules directories

/foo/rules/VRT
/foo/rules/ET
/foo/rules/GID3

or are you saying that it should walk thru all of them because they are all
under /foo/rules ??

i don't know if that has been tried by the testing team... they seem to actually
want something "backwards" like

/foo/VRT/rules
/foo/ET/rules
/foo/GID3/rules

i'll give'em a kick to try it the other way and see what happens :)


James

-----Original Message-----
From: waldo kitty [mailto:wkitty42 () windstream net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:22 PM
To: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Updating sid-msg.map

On 11/15/2010 22:35, 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.

FWIW: in my environment, our snort logs do not display the GID:SID so
there was only the MSG text to go by... when i developed one of the mods
for my environment, i added a search capability to locate the MSG text
in the sid-msg.map file which then showed us the GID:SID which is needed
for other functions...

[aside] i'm trying to figure out a way to generate the sid-msg.map file
from multiple rules directories so that the GID 3 rules are included in
the sid-msg.map but time has been very short with a new paying gig that
i've found... 12 hour days of driving do not leave much for network
security related work :? :(

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