[Snort-users] Snort 1.7 problem with -i any

Edwin Chiu Edwin.Chiu at ...1378...
Tue Jun 5 10:10:16 EDT 2001

Neil Dickey wrote:
> Edwin Chiu <Edwin.Chiu at ...1378...> wrote asking:
> >Checked the archives, didn't really see any resolution on this issue...
> >
> >Snort 1.7, libpcap 0.6.2, kernel 2.4.4
I'm running Linux.

> >Tried this:
> >[root at ...2164... bin]# ./snort -i any -c ../etc/snort.conf
>                               ^^^
> [ ... ]
> >
> >Anything I can do, or should I try out snort 1.8 beta?
> You don't specify, but I'm guessing you're running some flavor of unix.
> What you're instructing Snort to do on your command line is to open an
> interface named "any", and it can't find it.  Normally in unix interface
> names look something like "le0" or "hme0" ( I run Solaris. ).  Find out
> what the interface you wish to monitor is called and substitute its name
> for "any" in your command line.

I'm aware of this, but I was under the impression that libpcap and/or
snort could listen to all interfaces with the "-i any" flag, like 


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