[Snort-users] Newbie: Snort Configuration

Jeff Elkins jeff at ...4830...
Sat Feb 2 16:26:03 EST 2002

Hello list,

I searched the FAQ as well as the web discussion boards and didn't see an 
obvious answer to my question.

I'm attempting to configure Snort 1.8.4-beta1 build 91 for use on a small 
seven node LAN. All boxen are running RH7.2. I built Snort from the tarball 
and configure/make/make install seemed to work perfectly.

The Snort box has two ethernet interfaces: eth0 is connected to a Netgear 
FS108 8 port switch (as is the rest of the LAN) and eth1 is connected to an 
Alcatel DSL modem.  The resulting pppoe->ppp0 connection is shared among all 
boxes and a basic ipchains firewall is in place. 

Alcatel switch= (factory preset)
ppp0=variable IP

Snort will only initialize itself for eth0 and while portscans within the LAN 
trigger an alert, external ones do not.  I've tried setting HOME_NET to 
10.0.010/24 and - plus the $ppp0_ADDRESS and $eth1_ADDRESS 
variables fail with: bad value in variable definition. Make sure you don't 
have a "$" in the var name. Using HOME_NET any also fails to pick up external 

Thanks for any assistance.

Jeff Elkins

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