[Snort-users] Again, bBrackets around 1st varible in snort.conf

Erek Adams erek at ...577...
Mon Sep 3 11:38:02 EDT 2001

On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Randy wrote:

> OK - by request, here's my snort.conf with the net numbers edited out.


> "snort: FATAL ERROR: ERROR /etc/snort/exploit.rules (6) => Rule IP addr
> ([ didn't x-late, WTF?"

Ok, from that snippet above, It looks like you're not placing brackets around
all of it.  It seems to only be seeing the first of the brackets.

On my box:

var HOME_NET [,]


        --== Initialization Complete ==--

-*> Snort! <*-
Version 1.8.1-RELEASE (Build 77)
By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...1935..., www.snort.org)

Runs fine....


A few things:

	* Make sure on what snort you're _really_ running.  Use snort -V to
check the version.
	* Make sure the version you're calling really is the right one.  Very
easy to boff if you're trying to setup chroot'ed jails.
	* Instead of trying the vision.conf setup, try the standard ones from
the snort-1.8.1-RELEASE tarball.  cp *.rules /wherever/they/live/
	* Find is your friend.  cd / ; find . -type f -name snor\* -print
That should help make sure about some of the above points.

We're not saying you're crazy--It's just that others are doing this, and it
works....  So it looks to be something local to your setup.

Hope this helps!

Erek Adams

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