[Snort-users] snort isn't doing anything

Emre root at ...536...
Fri Sep 29 14:59:52 EDT 2000

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Hello folks,

This is my first post on snort-users, so bear with me :)
I've installed snort on my firewall/NAT box couple of days, and been struggling
ever since to get it to work correctly.  The OS is OpenBSD 2.7, I've turned off
ipfilter, so right now it's just a normal box without any firewalling.  Snort
compiled fine and installed okay (except that I had to manually create
/var/log/snort).  Here is what I use to start snort:

snort -c /etc/snort.rules -i xl0 -l /var/log/snort -A full -v -D

When I try to test snort, and see if it's even detecting any activity, nothing
gets logged to /var/log/snort/alert.  I tried portscanning, connecting to POP3,
trying the qpopper exploits, and asked friends to try something.  But snort
logs nothing, or doesnt 'alert' at all.  When I take out -D and add -v for
verbose, I can see traffic and such, so I'm sure it can see traffic passing
though my ethernet.  I got the rule set from "Rules Database" from snort.org (I
got about 800 rules, just for testing purposes).  Does anyone know why this is
happening?  Any help is much appreciated...


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