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Feature #346

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Lua scripting Support

Added by Billy Haines over 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

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A feature that may or may not have been discussed already is the addition of Lua scripting capabilities ie. a command shell with Lua and possibly a Lua traffic analysis module similar to Snort 3. This would be a long term feature if implemented at all but I wanted to mention it as many security tools other than Snort now offer Lua scripting support (Nmap and Wireshark for instance). Metasploit will probably see this support in the future as well in order to fully support Nmap's NSE since Nmap is now distributed with Metasploit.

Incidentally, another tool that may benefit Suricata down the line is the Perl Compatible Regular Expression project (PCRE), www.pcre.org. I believe the benefits of both are more or less obvious but wanted to mention them in the event that they had not been considered as I believe that some of the long-term goals of the project could benefit from their inclusion.

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