[Snort-devel] ERROR: unknown logger alert_ex

Russ Combs (rucombs) rucombs at ...3461...
Tue Dec 16 14:44:55 EST 2014

From: Y M [snort at ...3347...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:33 PM
To: snort-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-devel] ERROR: unknown logger alert_ex

While trying the Snort++ Extras/loggers/alert_ex, I receive the below error:

dev at ...3545...:/usr/local/snort/etc$ sudo /usr/local/snort/bin/snort -c /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.lua -R /usr/local/snort/etc/sample.rules --daq pcap --pcap-dir=/tmp/pcaps --pcap-show --script-path /usr/local/lib/snort_extra -A alert_ex

* This one should be using --plugin-path in stead of --script-path.  I'll update the documentation to make that more clear.  Thanks.

Finished /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.lua.
ERROR: unknown logger alert_ex

Verifying the logger plugins exit:

dev at ...3545...:/usr/local/snort/etc$ ls -l /usr/local/lib/snort_extra/loggers/
total 40
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1645 Oct  5 05:30 alert.lua
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33410 Dec 16 12:28 libalert_ex.so

Please note that lualert works just fine.

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