[Snort-sigs] Easy way to see what options Snort was configured with?

Mike Cox mike.cox52 at ...2420...
Tue Dec 11 17:03:44 EST 2012

No.  Since Snort is so configurable when it comes to build/compile
options,I was hoping that there was something built into the binary
where one would be able to list its capabilities.  A lot of snort
binaries are shipped/included with multiple products, and often they
are embedded parts of a larger system so it isn't straightforward to
see how they were built or even to use tools such as pkg-config.


-Mike Cox

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...435...> wrote:
> For example:
> $ pkg-config --cflags snort
> Does that help?
> --
> Joel Esler
> Senior Research Engineer, VRT
> OpenSource Community Manager
> Sourcefire
> On Dec 10, 2012, at 11:37 AM, Mike Cox <mike.cox52 at ...2420...> wrote:
> I'm looking at old(er) pre-compiled snort binaries (v2.8 and early
> v2.9) that I didn't create.  I am trying to figure out how to
> determine what options they were compiled/built with (e.g. zlib, etc.)
> without having to endure onerous manual tests..  I looked at 'snort
> --help' but did not see an option to dump the current Snort complied
> capabilities.  I'm sure I'm missing something simple here so sorry
> about that but since there are a lot of configuration options that
> translate into compiled capabilities and also a lot of configurable
> variabilities with the Snort configuration file, I thought there would
> be some easy way to see what what compiled in (and as an aside, what
> is enabled given an ad-hoc config file).
> Thanks!
> -Mike Cox
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