[Snort-devel] Trouble-shooting options added..

Michael Boman michael at ...613...
Mon Aug 27 12:25:20 EDT 2001


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I've added some information gathering functionality to the snort binary so 
trouble-shooting and upgrades will be (hopefully) easier.

With these patches applied it will look something like this:

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$ ./snort -V
 
- -*> Snort! <*-
Version 1.8.1-RELEASE (Build 74)
By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...402..., www.snort.org)
Configure options: ./configure --with-mysql --with-openssl=no 
- --enable-flexresp
Features: mysql flexresp
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What I am planning to do with this information is to create a bug-reporting 
script that takes the most common stuff we need to trouble-shoot and bug-hunt 
snort installations.

For the script I can see following information:

uname -a
snort -V
cat snort.conf | grep -v ^# | grep -v ^$
snort -T -c snort.conf (other options)


Any other things that should be included?

/Mike

- -- 
There is no such thing as a system that is secure out of the box.
Tim [Timothy M. Mullen, CIO of AnchorIS.Com] claimed earlier this
morning that he had found one at WalMart the other day that was
secure out of the box, but as it turns out that was a Nintendo.

- -- Jesper M Johansson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Information
   Systems at Boston University - during a SANS audio broadcast
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