Suricata 1.4beta2 Available for testing

The OISF development team is proud to announce Suricata 1.4beta2. This is the second beta release for the upcoming 1.4 version. The main addition of this release is a usable lua scripting keyword for detection: luajit. This keyword allows you to run Lua scripts as part of the detection engine, allowing inspection beyond what the rule language offers. While not cheap, performance is not bad at all due to use of the luajit engine. This release also brings major performance enhancements. We’re able to get virtually packet loss free with AF_PACKET on our ISP test box with 6gbps-9gpbs of sustained traffic on commodity hardware with 7k rules.