As noted before when we End-Of-Life'd 126.96.36.199 Shared Object rules, 188.8.131.52 rules will EOL with the next rule pack and will no longer be released. People using 184.108.40.206 should update to the newest version of Snort and Shared Object rules at 220.127.116.11.
The Shared Object rule builds for 18.104.22.168 are unaffected, however, as a reminder, support for 22.214.171.124 will end at the release of Snort 2.9.1 (+90 days), so those of you on 126.96.36.199 are encouraged to start upgrading.
Keep your eyes peeled to the blog for Snort 188.8.131.52's debut, along with accompanying Shared Object rule release shortly!
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