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Re: [Snort-users] Snort 2.8.5 Beta Now Available

From: Steven Sturges <steve.sturges_at_nospam>
Date: Mon May 18 2009 - 13:01:14 GMT
To: Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz <>

This is a beta version, so should be used for testing the new features, preparing your systems to upgrade, etc.

We do not recommend using any of the beta's (2.8.5 or other versions) on production networks where protection is critical.


Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz wrote: > How stable is? > > Le jeudi 14 mai 2009 08:23:17, Snort Releases a écrit :
>> A beta version of Snort 2.8.5 is now available on, at
>> Snort 2.8.5 introduces:
>> - Ability to specify multiple configurations (snort.conf and everything
>> it includes), bound either by Vlan ID or IP Address. This allows you
>> to run one instance of Snort with multiple snort.conf, rather than
>> having separate processes.
>> - Continued inspection of traffic while reloading a configuration.
>> Add --enable-reload option to your configure script prior to building.
>> - Rate Based Attack prevention for Connection Attempts, Concurrent
>> Connections, and improved rule/event filtering. See README.filters
>> for details.
>> - SSH preprocessor (no longer experimental)
>> - Performance improvements in various places
>> Please see the Release Notes and ChangeLog for more details.
>> Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to
>> Happy Snorting!
>> The Snort Release Team
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