[Snort-users] (no subject)

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Mon Feb 4 13:15:15 EST 2002

Specify an absolute path to your snort.conf after the -c.. If you cd'ed to 
/usr/local/bin it will be looking for /usr/local/bin/snort.conf...

At 08:27 PM 2/4/2002 +0000, Edward Cole wrote:
>Hello All,
>I just recently downloaded a copy of Snort version 1.8.3.  Unfortunately, 
>I have been unsuccessful in running the NIDS Mode, I am able to run both 
>the sniffer and packet logging modes.  When I ran the below command line 
>I received the follwing error.  Does this mean I have to add rules to the 
>snort.conf file??
>- I cd to the /usr/local/bin directory (which is where the snort is
>  located)
>- I then type this command  ./snort -dev -l ./log -h -c
>- I then received this error
>" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>Initializing rule chains...
>ERROR: Unable to open rules file: snort.conf or ./snort.conf
>Fatal Error, Quitting.. "

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