[Snort-users] Error: unable to open local.rules

Aaron McKinnon aaron at ...1376...
Fri Jun 8 13:18:31 EDT 2001


I had similar problem with  snort on RH6.2 - turns out I had to specify the
hard path in the conf file to point to the rules:

include /etc/snort/local.rules

I had to do this for all the rules. Just an idea...

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Aaron McKinnon
System Administrator
Fullerene Productions, Inc.
3250 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.365.1692
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-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Colin Wu
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 9:32 AM
To: Snort Users
Subject: [Snort-users] Error: unable to open local.rules


I periodically HUP my snort (v1.7) to checkpoint the binary dump log,
but occasionally snort will die with the message: " ERROR: Unable to
open rules file: local.rules" in syslog.  At this point I have to rename
the local.rules file and make a new copy (mv local.rules local; cp local
local.rules).

Any ideas?

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