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

Jun Wan junwei_wan at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 30 00:05:40 EDT 2010

Hi Mat,
Thanks for the clarification, it's very much appreciated.

Subject: Re: [Emerging-Sigs] Snort 2.9 compatibility with ET rules?
From: jonkman at emergingthreatspro.com
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 23:30:29 -0400
CC: emerging-sigs at emergingthreats.net
To: junwei_wan at hotmail.com

Hi Jun. I tried to answer you on the snort-users list but my email was suppressed I think. 

Answers inline:
On Oct 29, 2010, at 11:07 PM, Jun Wan wrote:

1.) Are ET rulesets suitable for Snort 2.9 ??? 

Yes, just a few hours ago we got 2.9 and 2.4 finished and published. Go to http://rules.emergingthreats.net/ and pick your platform and ruleset. 

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

Just like normal, pick the tarball you need and plug that into oink. It'll do the rest. 

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. 

I'm guessing you're running vrt and the open ruleset, but those both have the old GPL sigs in there, sids 3464 and lower. If you want to use VRT and ET you need to use the ET open-nogpl sigs. Those do not include the gpl snort sigs or the old community sigs. 

That do it for you?


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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