How do I get an OINK code to use in the IDS/IPS service?

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Obtaining an OINK code to use in the Smoothwall IDS/IPS service


The IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection / Prevention System) is based on Snort Open Source software. It uses Smoothwall-supplied rules from

However, it is also possible to use rulesets supplied by by applying an "OINK" code. This articles explains how to obtain a code.


  1. Register on at by entering your email address and setting a password.
  2. Once registered, login and click on your email address.
  3. Select Oinkcode. The code is displayed on the screen.
  4. Highlight and copy this code.
  5. Log into the Smoothwall administration user interface.
  6. Go to Services > Intrusion system > Signatures.
  7. Paste the OINK code in the Oink code field in the Sourcefire VRT Signatures section.
  8. Click Save.


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29 July 2016   DMT