Alerting and regular expression

James B Horwath JamesHorwath at
Fri Jan 6 16:47:40 CET 2006

I am converting from BB to Hobbit, Hobbit is a really nice piece of code.

I am in the process of converting my rule set from BB to Hobbit and have a 
couple of questions.

I have found if I try to define this:


I receive an error message because I start with a '*'.  I haven't found 
the magic to escape this.  As a work-around I did this:

I have several rulesets based on business needs, and I was hoping to have 
a default rule to catch anything which does not match business specific 
rules at the top.  Something similar to this:


Using the hobbit_alert directive I have found that hosts can match on 
multiple rule sets.  So if I have a server defined in rule set one, it 
will match in rule set one and then fall down to my default rule and match 
there also.  Is there a way to specify to stop rule searching once a match 
is found?

Does anyone have any experience to impart on how they do multiple rules.

Thanks in advance,

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