[Snort-devel] Problems with HTTP Inspect in Versions 2.6 - 2.612

Steven Sturges steve.sturges at ...402...
Wed Jan 24 12:04:59 EST 2007

Hi Brent--

You need to specify a default server config in addition to the specific
ones, so that if there is HTTP traffic going to a web-server other than
the specific ones, Http Inspect knows how to treat it.

This was a change made in 2.6 -- to require a default server config.

Your default config doesn't have to do anything special -- you can use
the one in the shipping snort.conf:

preprocessor http_inspect_server: server default \
    profile all ports { 80 8080 8180 } oversize_dir_length 500


Erickson Brent W KPWA wrote:
> Hello all,
> We have been using Snort since version 1.6
> We were one of the sites that helped initially test the first release of the
> HTTP Inspection PreProcessor with Dan Roelker.
> Since version 2.4 and 2.45 or even before, we ran with the default server
> config commented out and just used the global config and the server config
> specific to our own HTTP servers.
> Since version 2.6, Snort will exit upon start up and say that the default
> server config is not active.
> I've looked through the 2.6.1 manual and the HTTP Inspect readme and I
> cannot find a solution.
> I appreciate your help.
> Brent Erickson
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