"This is the first official announcement of a new Snort version
in several months and it contains a multitude of fixes over
previous versions. While the official releases have gone very
slowly lately, the development of snort has picked up
"1.8.4 and 1.8.5 both had bugs that were found right as we were
ready to do a full release and represented good midway points but
1.8.6 should be the stable target...
"...The major "gotcha" with this release will be that rules with
<- used as the direction operator are no longer accepted. This
is a bug fix in that it was assumed to be -> before (unless you
compiled with a specific define set)..."
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