Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Snort Shared Object Rules are depreciated

As noted before when we End-Of-Life'd Shared Object rules, rules have now reached EOL and will no longer be released.  People using should update to the newest version of Snort and Shared Object rules at

Towards the end of March, will also be EOL, so it's encouraged that planning begin for the movement off of that patch level if anyone is still on it.

The Shared Object rule builds for are unaffected, however, as a reminder, support for will end at the release of Snort 2.9.1 (+90 days), so those of you on are encouraged to start upgrading.

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