[Snort-users] Snort startup error

Roeland Weve roeland at ...1415...
Wed Mar 21 06:44:59 EST 2001


I just use
var HOME_NET 192.168.25.99/32
or
var HOME_NET [192.168.25.99/32]

Don't  use the ""

That should work,

Roeland

> Hello all,
>
> I am testing something with snort, this is the first time I am using this
> package.
> I installed it and when I try to run the command: /usr/sbin/snort -u snort
> -g snort -s -d -i eth0 -l /var/log/snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf
> The following error gets displayed:
>
> --== Initializing Snort ==--
>
> Initializing Network Interface eth0
> Decoding Ethernet on interface eth0
> Initializing Preprocessors!
> Initializing Plug-ins!
> Initializating Output Plugins!
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Initializing rule chains...
> Kernel filter, protocol ALL, raw packet socket
> ERROR /etc/snort/snort.conf (7) => Rule IP addr ("192.168.25.99") didn't
> x-late, WTF?
>
> This what my configfile looks like:
>
> var HOME_NET "192.168.25.99"/32
> var EXTERNAL_NET any
> var DNS_SERVERS [192.168.25.3/32,194.109.6.66/32,10.11.202.26/32]
>
> preprocessor defrag
> preprocessor http_decode: 80 8080
> preprocessor portscan: $HOME_NET 4 3 /var/log/snort/portscan.log
> preprocessor portscan-ignorehosts: $DNS_SERVERS
>
> -- snip ---
>
> Can someone explain to me why I get that error, I tryed to change
> "192.168.25.99"/32 into "192.168.25.99/32" but it doesnt work.
>
> With regards,
>
> Rens
>
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