[Snort-users] 'FSM compilation failed'

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Wed May 23 02:07:07 EDT 2001

What are the command line switches that you're running?  More than
likely you've got a misconfigured command line switch that's causing it.


Robert van der Meulen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm packaging the debian package for snort, and one of its users has been
> having some trouble running it. I have been looking into the problem, but
> can't seem to find its cause, so maybe someone on the list has seen this
> before, or knows what's causing it?
> After starting snort:
> Apr 24 16:34:09 catbox snort: ERROR: OpenPcap() FSM compilation failed:
> ^Iillegal char 'n'
> Apr 24 16:34:09 catbox snort: PCAP command: n
> And snort dies.
> The version i'm packaging is the stable 1.7, no patches - compiled against
> libpcap 0.6.2., running on a linux 2.4.2 i686 intel box.
> I have not been able to reproduce any of this.. Any clues? Is this something
> i can fix ? As I only recieved one report about this problem, i'm tempted
> to say there's something wrong with <something> on this box, but i'd like to
> be sure before closing the bug and calling it a day..
> Thanks,
>         Robert
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Martin Roesch
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