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'fwsnort' translates snort rules into an equivalent iptables ruleset. By using the iptables string match module, fwsnort detects application layer signatures which exist in many snort rules. It adds a --hex-string option to iptables, which lets users directly input snort rules that contain hex characters into iptables rulesets without modification. 'fwsnort' also uses the IPTables::Parse Perl module to (optionally) restrict the snort rule translation to only those rules that specify traffic that could potentially be allowed through an existing iptables policy.


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released on 11 July 2005



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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey11 July 2005

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Weak prerequisite IPTables_Parse

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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