[Snort-users] snortd error

McBee, Rob rob.mcbee at ...1966...
Sun Dec 22 23:24:03 EST 2002

I know, call me bleeding edge! But it's the latest...it must be greatest

-----Original Message-----
From: Erick Mechler [mailto:emechler at ...7719...] 
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2002 10:43 PM
To: Incidents
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] snortd error

:: I'm still having troubles getting snortd to start, so I reinstalled
:: 1.90beta6 build from snort.org. Now when I execute snort I receive
this error.
:: ERROR: Unable to open rules file: /root/.snortrc or

Perhaps a silly question, but why are you using the beta when the stable

version is already out, and has been so for over 2 months?


As to why snort is looking for the rules file there, it checks in
$HOME/.snortrc for the rule file if you don't give it one on the command

Cheers - Erick

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