[Snort-users] Snort Crashes
erek at ...577...
Thu Feb 21 14:01:03 EST 2002
On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Tony Carothers wrote:
> After starting Snort, about 10 minutes in to it, it dies with this error.
> Any ideas?
Yep. You're running on a MS platform. ;-)
> Log directory = log
> Initializing Network Interface \
> ERROR: OpenPcap() FSM compilation failed:
> syntax error
> PCAP command: Files\Sourcefire\Snort\snort.conf -l C:\Program
> nort -N -A full -h 192.168.1.253/32 -i 1 -o
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
It's acutally a fairly common error. IDSCenter/Snort/Something on the Win32
platforms need to use short pathnames or to _not_ have a space in them. As it
stands, snort is seeing your interface as "\". Note the line that says "PCAP
command: Files\Sourcefire\Snort\snort.conf -l ..."? That's where your problem
Fix? Not 100% sure. I'm not Win32 clueful. I'd say uninstall all the parts,
and then reinstall using shortpathnames or into a dir like "C:\snort".
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