Friday, July 31, 2015

Snort++ Build 163 Available Now

Snort++ build 163 is now available on  This is the latest monthly update of the downloads.  You can also get the latest updates from github (snortadmin/snort3) which is updated weekly.

New Features:

  • added piglet plugin test harness -  use this to write LuaJIT test scripts to validate your plugin
  • added doc/ - use this to generate an annotated view of the headers

Bug fixes:

  • added Lua stack manager and updated code that manipulated a persistent lua_State; thanks to Sancho Panza <> for reporting the issue
  • added missing private IP address block; thanks to Bill Parker <> for reporting the issue
  • fixed endianness in private IP address check
  • fixed build of dynamic plugins
  • fixed build dependency tracking

Other Changes:

  • BitOp rewrite

Please submit bugs, questions, and feedback to or the Snort-Users mailing list.

Happy Snorting!
The Snort Release Team