[Snort-users] First time in NIDS mode, and...
jsage at ...2022...
Thu May 17 00:39:34 EDT 2001
First, thanks to Jeff, Joshua, Subba and John for your responses.
John Sage wrote:
> Just got snort on; works great in packet logging mode; now I'm moving on
> to NIDS mode and I'm getting this:
> from logcheck:
> May 16 06:49:42 sparky pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
> May 16 06:49:45 sparky snort: ERROR: Unable to open rules file:
What I did here was to add the full path as a prefix to all the rules
and so on...
> May 16 06:49:45 sparky kernel: device ppp0 entered promiscuous mode
> May 16 06:49:45 sparky kernel: device ppp0 left promiscuous mode
If I'm not mistaken, promiscuous mode is irrelevant for a ppp connection
specifically because it's point-to-point -- I'm actually not concerned
> command line (run from the script that sets up ipchains):
> /usr/bin/snort -d -D -l /var/log/snort -h 192.168.1.0/24 -i ppp0 -c
The script that runs snort is in /etc/rc.d but in it I specify the full
path to the snort binary in /usr/bin, and to the snot^H (crikeys I'm
tired of typing "snotr".. ;-) snort.conf, which is in the installation
Thanks for all your help..
..now I gotta figure out why snort doesn't seem to be logging anything.
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