I just started a project to download the latest snort rules, then modify them for our different systems with the custom variables, etc. To do all the stuff I take care of manually, which takes awhile, with a nice script.
But then I found there is already something out there called oinkmaster. I haven't installed it yet, but I was wondering if anybody here uses it or has used it in the past.
Is it worth trying or should I just write my own app?
Yep, oinkmaster is well worth it. I've been using it since I've been using snort... which is only a couple of years. But, I've been using oinkmaster on at least 5 sensors. I use it to update three different rule sets... official snort, community and bleeding snort.