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pulledpork does this.. it can be found here => http://code.google.com/p/pulledpork
I just finished modifying it so that no matter the format of the md5 file it will only grab the hash value out of it.. so should be good to go with that one now.
JJC On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Jefferson, Shawn < Shawn.Jefferson@bcferries.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have a shell script that downloads the md5 and compares it to
> the last one before running oinkmaster.pl that they want to share?
> I'm in the "downloading once a day" camp, and I've noticed that this has
> been failing quite often lately.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandro guly Zaccarini [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: May 29, 2009 10:36 AM
> To: 'Snort Users List'
> Cc: Jeff Dell
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] VRT Rules snapshot-CURRENT.tar.gz Download
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:56:01PM -0400, Jeff Dell wrote:
> > The problem with once a week is what happens if you check on Monday at
> > and the rules are updated on Monday at 8:05? You won't get any updates
> for 2
> > 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.
> actually there is an md5 file, and i was thinkin' about asking why VRT
> changed its format without alerting users before.
> personally, i download daily that md5 file and compare to the latest md5
> i've got: if they don't match it means that there is something new.
> but we're a bit OT here :)
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