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Re: Poor performance with Snort under OpenBSD 5.3
From: Markus Lude <markus.lude () gmx de>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:29:19 +0200

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 11:38:01PM -0400, Joel Esler wrote:
Package maintainers would benefit everyone by submitting their
packages upstream.  For years, our recommendation was to build, the
packages were so far behind.  

submitting packages may make sense for linux. I don't see any benefit
why they should be available in different places than other packages.

Speaking of far behind: the only OpenBSD release for which the so_rules
from VRT come precomiled is one which isn't supported for more than 2
years now.

Keeping the package maintainers up to date has helped a bit  I see
things being updated more. 

IMO things that would help:
- support snort releases for at least 6 months, better 9 or 12? With
  support I mean make up-to-date rules available for them.
  As mentioned above you see how hard it is for you to keep up even
  with releases each 6 months.
- help maintainers to get their packages tested. Test reports are rare.
  At least there aren't those different output plugins / backend any
  more to test. That was quite a lot, especially with multiple archs.


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