[Snort-users] Snort not starting...

Rino Mardo rmardo at ...1751...
Fri Apr 13 03:04:29 EDT 2001


i'm not familiar with solaris but look at your definition of
"$elxl0_ADDRESS".  is your nic really "elxl0"?

from my obsd system i'm using "xl0" as ifconfig shows that as my NICs'.

my 2cents.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil" <foo_bar_00 at ...131...>
To: "snort users" <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 6:43 AM
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort not starting...


> Hey all, I'm still messing around with snort. I've
> changed my snort.conf file to look like:
>
> var HOME_NET $elxl0_ADDRESS
> var EXTERNAL_NET !$HOME_NET
> var SMTP X.X.X.X
> var HTTP_SERVERS $HOME_NET
> var SQL_SERVERS $HOME_NET
>
> where X.X.X.X is a valid IP.
> and I'm now starting snort with:
> /usr/local/bin/snort -A fast -l /var/log/snortlogs -c
> /etc/snort/snort.conf -D
>
> where /var/log/snortlogs DOES exist. Unfortunately,
> when I start snort, it says it's initializing daemon
> mode but dies. The error message in /var/adm/messages
> is:
>
> Apr 11 20:34:01 MYHOST.MYNETWORK snort[2091]: [!]
> ERROR: Bad value in variable definition!
> Apr 11 20:34:01 MYHOST.MYNETWORK snort[2091]:
> Make sure you don't have a "$" in the var name
>
> I've tried using "var HTTP_SERVERS HOME_NET" (i.e.
> without the $) but that didn't work. It DID work
> before when I had !$HOME_NET for EXTERNAL_NET, but I
> had 10.x.x.x numbers for HTTP and MYSQL.
>
> I'm running Solaris 2.6 x86. Thanks for your help.
>
> Phil
>
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