[Snort-devel] Using 'var HOME_NET $eth0_ADDRESS' fails with an error...

Tony tony at ...548...
Fri Jul 20 05:36:28 EDT 2001

I am using Snort "Version 1.8-RELEASE (Build 43)" on Linux 2.2.3 and when
I try to use "var HOME_NET $eth1_ADDRESS" it fails with the following

Initializing rule chains...
[!] ERROR ./snort.conf (35): Bad value in variable definition!
       Make sure you don't have a "$" in the var name
Fatal Error, Quitting..

"var HOME_NET $eth0_ADDRESS" works though.  (Yes, I have an eth1 and it's

This worked fine for me with Snort 1.7.

Thanks for a great IDS!


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