[Snort-users] CAn't get alerts to log or to work..

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Mon Aug 21 15:22:12 EDT 2000

I'm using Debian 2.2.17 - my Snort command line "snort -d -b -s -c /snort.cfg"

Snort.cfg is the "ping" rules created from snort.org's rules database.

I verifed that the "preprocessor portscan: 172.16/16 3 5 /var/log/snort_portscan.log" is correct.

I verified that the "var HOME_NET" is correct

I'm just tryint to test out Snort's alerts feature.  When I ping, I get a file called: /var/log/snort/snort-0821 at ...361...  (which I assume is the tcpdump raw file)

However, I don't get any alerts in my /var/log/messages.  Nor any place else that I can see.

What might I be doing wrong?  What is the difference betwen the "alert" and the "log" header function when creating a rule?

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