[Snort-users] IP Address subdirectories

Phil Lyons plyons at ...125...
Fri Nov 30 15:10:03 EST 2001

<br><br><br>Phil Lyons
Voice/Fax: 630-839-6744

I see no subdirectories under /var/log/snort for IP addresses.

I am familiar w/the faq 3.9:

3.9 --faq-- --snort-- --faq-- --snort-- --faq-- --snort-- --faq--
Q: Why are there no subdirectories under /var/log/snort for IP addresses?

A: It depends on how your snort configuration logs. If it logs in binary
   format, you'll have to process the binary log in order to get cleartext

BUT - I am not to my knowledge logging binary - unless by using mysql to log
alerts that means binary?

OK, so I am obviously new to the snort world  :-/

I do have a cleartext alert logfile in /var/log/snort.

My configuration is as follows:

My command line to start:
/usr/local/bin/snort -u root -g xxxxxxx -m 006 -de -D -i eth1 -l 
/var/log/snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf

My snort.conf lines:


var HOME_NET any
output database: log, mysql, user=snort password=xxxxxxxx dbname=snort 


Using Version 1.8.1-RELEASE (Build 74) on Red Hat 7.0

I have recently added switches -e and -l /var/log/snort to try to get back 
my IP subdirectory logging. No luck.

What must I do to get my IP address logging facility back?

Your help is appreciated,

Phil Lyons

<br><br><br>Phil Lyons
Voice/Fax: 630-839-6744

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