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Re: Missing SID information on Snort site
From: Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 16:43:18 -0400

On May 8, 2013, at 3:24 PM, MA Bel <mab_generic () outlook com> wrote:

Again... SID 21545 is also missing.   I found this link, which points to a disabled rule (which I have enabled).

http://www.snort.org/vrt/docs/ruleset_changelogs/2_9_1_2/changes-2012-03-08.html

What's the point of leaving rule in the rules file if the goal is to never use it? Correct me if I'm wrong but this 
appears to be the motivation behind the removal of the related information page.

We don't know what software you are running on your network, plus the disabled/enabled state only indicates that the 
rule is in the balanced policy or not.  It's not an indication if the rule is in the security policy or in no policies 
at all.  

http://blog.snort.org/2012/01/importance-of-pulledpork.html  <-- Please read.

We generally leave all rules in the system unless they are removed by newer detection, redundancy, etc.  

This is going to change in the near future by establishing exactly what is in each policy.  We'll publish this cut and 
dry criteria at that time.

--
Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager
Sourcefire
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