SNORT and ignoring hosts

Can't quit figure out how to ignore a single computer.

I have a computer which continuously gets following alert.  It is because it
is making lots of SNMP requests which is what it is suppose to do.  How do I
get snort to ignore a single host like this or just ignore this particular
alert?

thanks terry


[**] [1:1417:9] SNMP request udp [**]
[Classification: Attempted Information Leak] [Priority: 2]
11/21-03:37:59.626234 12.170.222.13:53965 -> 12.170.222.148:161
UDP TTL:64 TOS:0x0 ID:0 IpLen:20 DgmLen:118 DF
Len: 90
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2002-0013]
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2002-0012
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4132]
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4089]
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4088]
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   Did you try:
# snort <args> not \( host <ip> \)

Wesly

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techbnjcompAuthor Commented:
I tried

snort -D -c ..\etc\snort.conf   not host 12.170.222.13

but that did not seem to work
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chris_calabreseCommented:
The easiest way is to either modify the rule in question or write an "override" rule.

And the easiest way to maintain such local rules is with oinkmaster (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oinkmaster/). The docs talk about how to write such rules too.
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