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[Snort-users] rule type declarations type "drop"

From: justin joseph <justinjoseph007_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Nov 24 2009 - 08:46:58 GMT


I wanted to have a separate log file for action "drop" (inline-mode) and as mentioned in the snort manual
tested ruletype declarations. I changed "drop" to "mydrop" in the rules file and in the snort.conf file gave the below mydrop ruletype declaration:

ruletype mydrop
  type drop
  output alert_full: /var/log/snort/mydrop.full }

This does not work with the below error:

ERROR: /etc/snort/snort-ips.conf(702): Invalid type for rule type declaration: drop
Fatal Error, Quitting..

However, this works if the type is "alert", why does the ruletype not support type "drop"?

Is there any other mechanism to distinguish between logs for drops and alert rules? Some of my rules are drop
and others alert while running in in-line mode.

Thank you

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