[Emerging-Sigs] Snort 2.9 compatibility with ET rules?

Jun Wan junwei_wan at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 29 23:07:55 EDT 2010

Just would like to forward this question in this list and ask following questions:
1.) Are ET rulesets suitable for Snort 2.9 ??? 
2.)  How can I download ET rulesets automatically similar to oinkmaster usage (with cron)???
I am able to download VRT rules and ET rules for Snort 2.8.6 via Oinkmaster (with cron), please see the following:

sudo vi /usr/local/etc/oinkmaster.conf
url = http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/oinkmaster.cgi/a9393504xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxdb292e/snortrules-snapshot-2860.tar.gz
url = http://rules.emergingthreats.net/open/snort-2.8.6/emerging.rules.tar.gz

Also I noticed lots of duplicated SIDs during the update process, don't know why/how to fix. 
Any information and help would be much appreciated.

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:09:31 -0400
From: jason.weir at nhrs.org
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] URL to download VRT rules

This is the oinkmaster url I use to get the ET ruleset

No oinkcode needed....  I can't answer you on the 2.9 compatibility you might as over on the et list..

-----Original Message-----
From: Alejandro Cabrera Obed [mailto:aco1967 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 3:56 PM
To: Kevin Ross; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] URL to download VRT rules

OK, just two questions: 

1) Are ET ruleset suitable for Snort 2.9 ??? Because I can't see the download link for this Snort version at http://rules.emergingthreats.net/

2) How can I download ET ruleset automatically similar to oinkmaster usage (with cron)???

Thanks a lot

2010/10/28 Kevin Ross <kevross33 at googlemail.com>

I think you may also find use in the emergingthreats rules www.emergingthreats.net. Latest rulesets are here:


I would recommend you upgrade though to at least snort so you can make use of the improvements and http_modifiers.


In ET a lot of focus on malware command and control, malware, viruses and current things going on. A worthwhile ruleset to include to detect stuff within your network. 

Regards, Kevin

On 28 October 2010 16:09, Alejandro Cabrera Obed <aco1967 at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear all, I've registered in snort.org to download the VRT rules....I have Snort 

I use oinkmaster to download the rules, but what is the new URL I have to use:


or this:http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/oinkmaster.cgi/<oinkcode>/snortrules-snapshot-2853.tar.gz

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