Community
The power of Snort is due in large part to the influence and scope of the Snort user community.
The power of Snort is due in large part to the influence and scope of the Snort user community.
The power of Snort is due in large part to the influence and scope of the Snort user community.
The power of Snort is due in large part to the influence and scope of the Snort user community.

Help make Snort better

You can help in the following ways

  • Join the Snort-Devel mailing list and submit code
  • The official Snort IRC Channel is: #snort on irc.freenode.net
  • Contribute or update setup guides or other documentation
  • Submit bug reports to the Snort team
  • Submit rules false positives to Talos
  • Submit documentation to our FAQ!

Snort user webcast series

Check in to view the latest snort webcast. When video is not available powerpoint slides will be provided

Click here to go to view all webcasts

Snort scholarship program

These are last years winners

For more information visit the Snort Scholarship page.
The open source Snort community worldwide can detect security threats more quickly and efficiently than in a 'closed' environment.
The open source Snort community worldwide can detect security threats more quickly and efficiently than in a 'closed' environment.

Submit a bug

In order for the Snort team to replicate and ultimately solve the problem you're experiencing we need some basic information. Please fill out the appropriate form in its entirety. Without this information there is little we can do to help.

Submit a Bug

In order for the Snort team to replicate and ultimately solve the problem you're experiencing we need some basic information. When you report a bug please include the following in your report. Without this information there is little we can do to help.

All bug reports should include:

  • The version of Snort you're running
  • Information on the rules you have enabled
  • How Snort was built. Did you build from source (recommended), use a binary from Snort.org, use a third party distribution
  • Your configuration files (snort.conf, *.rules, threshold.conf, etc.)
  • Platform information: OS and hardware (e.g. Ubuntu 8.02, Linux 2.6 kernel, Intel 64bit)
  • Any relevant error messages
  • Any output that may be helpful

For more information on effective bug reporting please review the the doc/BUGS file in the Snort distribution.

Including the above information will help the Snort team to accurately identify the problem and provide you with the guidance you need.

All bug reports should be sent to bugs@snort.org