[Snort-users] Snort Crashes
tony.carothers at ...4355...
Thu Feb 21 14:46:03 EST 2002
That was it! Thank you!
From: Erek Adams [mailto:erek at ...577...]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 2:00 PM
To: Tony Carothers
Cc: Snort Mail List (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort Crashes
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
stands, snort is seeing your interface as "\". Note the line that says
command: Files\Sourcefire\Snort\snort.conf -l ..."? That's where your
Fix? Not 100% sure. I'm not Win32 clueful. I'd say uninstall all the
and then reinstall using shortpathnames or into a dir like "C:\snort".
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