[Snort-users] W2K log directory error
uknowuluvituslag at ...125...
Tue Nov 20 07:57:03 EST 2001
Sorry if this has been covered before, but I've scanned through the archives
and the FAQ without any luck.
I'm looking to install Snort 1.8.2 as a HIDS on a W2k pro test machine
[before implementing it on servers]. However, each time I 'Test
configuration', I get the following error message:
Log directory = log
--== Initializing Snort ==--
[!] ERROR: Can not get write access to logging directory "log". (directory
doesn't exist or permissions are set incorrectly or it is not a directory at
Firstly, when installing Snort, it doesn't create a folder called log. So I
created one, both in the Sourcefire and the Snort-1.8.2 folders.
Secondly, I've enabled full access for the everyone group, so I'm assuming
that it's not a permissions issue.
Finally, I've copied the default log file [alerts.ids.txt] to the log
folders, and subsequently changed the path in the Logs & Alerts section, all
to no avail.
I've tried installing on a different machine with exactly the same results.
Is this a bug with the Win32 version, or is there something basic that I've
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