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Re: Bug #173254 Submitted: Snort In Stable "Unusable"

On Tuesday 17 December 2002 10:36, Sander Smeenk wrote:
> A prospective user wants an IDS so he/she does 'apt-cache
> search "intrusion detection"' sees 'snort - lightweight intrusion
> detection system' and decides to install it. Atleast, that is what I
> have seen most people doing.

*raises hand*

I wondering, could it be an idea to have a fast-moving archive for 
things like SpamAssassin rules, Nessus plugins, Snort signatures, 
perhaps virus signatures in the future, etc.? Has there been any 
discussion on such a topic?

That way, one could package these things in separate packages, which is 
made available in a separate archive, and people can apt-get them from 
there as they do with security updates.

Just a thought.


Kjetil Kjernsmo
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