[Snort-users] Error trying to read in tcpdump file

Jason Lewis jlewis at ...1831...
Tue Jun 12 08:07:10 EDT 2001


HEY!!!  No attacks on my distribution!!  ;)

Yes they are both RedHat.  Now that you mention it, one is 2.4 and the other
is 2.2.

jas

-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Martin
Roesch
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 10:44 PM
To: 'Snort Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Error trying to read in tcpdump file


Is one of them a linux box and the other not (or worse yet, one of them
a redhat box)?

   -Marty

Jason Lewis wrote:
>
> DUH!!.....  It looks like I am not using the same version of libpcap on
both
> servers.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
> [mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Jason Lewis
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 9:54 PM
> To: 'Snort Mailing List'
> Subject: [Snort-users] Error trying to read in tcpdump file
>
>         --== Initializing Snort ==--
> TCPDUMP file reading mode.
> Reading network traffic from "/home/jlewis/snort-0611 at ...2234..." file.
> snaplen = 1514
> ERROR: OpenPcap() FSM compilation failed:
>         unknown data link type 0x71
> PCAP command: (null)
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
>
> Here is the command I am using.
>
> /usr/local/bin/snort -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -r
> /home/jlewis/snort-0611 at ...2234...
>
> What am I missing?  I am ftping this from a remote sensor to my db server
> and trying to replay the file to populate the db.
>
> Jason Lewis
> http://www.packetnexus.com
> It's not secure "Because they told me it was secure". The people at the
> other end of the link know less about security than you do. And that's
> scary.
>
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