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Re: [Snort-users] VRT Rules snapshot-CURRENT.tar.gz Download Error?

From: Jeff Dell <jdell_at_nospam>
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 18:20:34 GMT
To: "'Joel Esler'" <>, "'Jack Pepper'" <>

Interesting.. I didn't know<oinkcode>/snortrules-snapshot-C URRENT.tar.gz.md5  

existed. Is there a link that doesn't require an oinkcode? I can't find one.  

I also noticed that when you use this link it redirects to: de=<oinkcode>  

Is the original link going to go away?  



From: Joel Esler [] Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 1:57 PM
To: Jack Pepper
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] VRT Rules snapshot-CURRENT.tar.gz Download Error?  

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Jack Pepper <> wrote:

Quoting Jeff Dell <>:

> The problem with once a week is what happens if you check on Monday at 8am
> and the rules are updated on Monday at 8:05? You won't get any updates for
> weeks. It would be really great to have something like a checksum that
> be available to see if there is a change in the rules file. This way users
> know exactly when an update has occurred and even if they check it every
> minutes they will be checking a tiny file as compared to 90megs+ file.
> incorporating this into your favorite update utility will make updates
> fast most of the time as there won't be an update to the file, and would
> severely lower the bandwidth that needs.

Good idea. If I could download the md5 using the oinkcode, it would be very nice. Like this:${OINK}/ 5
<$%7bOINK%7d/snortrules-2.8.tar. gz.md5>  

Why would you need an oinkcode to look for the md5? That's an unneeded step.     -- joel esler | Sourcefire | gtalk: | 302-223-5974

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