[Snort-devel] Problems after 1.8.3 upgrade to 1.8.6
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Fri Apr 12 16:08:10 EDT 2002
On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Michael Lafreniere wrote:
> /root/rules is a directory containing all the *.rules files and
> snort.conf. This is how the last guy had it setup so figured I wouldn't
> mess with what's working. I've also run it /usr/local/bin/snort -
> c /root/rules/*.rules -T just incase this made a diff (thought of it just
> now) and same error.
OK, one thing to check. In the snort.conf file there is a variable that's
'new'. It's called $RULE_PATH. Unless I'm wrong, it's pointing to the wrong
place and snort is trying to load it's config and/or rules file as
"/root/rules" and _not_ "/root/rules/whatever". Check the script that is
calling snort and make sure it's really pointing to a .conf file and not just
to a directory name. Also make sure the $RULE_PATH is set in the snort.conf
file as well.
Hope this helps...
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