[Snort-users] Errors that don't cause problems / Problems without error message

Chris Green cmg at ...1935...
Tue Jul 9 05:09:07 EDT 2002

kai.hanisch at ...2897... writes:

> Hi there,
> I have snort 1.8.6 running on debian woody with 2.4.19pre9, and snort is 
> behaving strange. In syslog it says:
>>FATAL ERROR: ERROR: Unable to open rules file:$PATH/snort.conf or 
> $PATH//$PATH/snort.conf

Are you running this process chrooted? sounds like you are hupping
it.  Going to have to make that work again and probably revert to
ancient semantics for config files..
> which cannot be true as snort runs and logging works fine. The error 
> occurs every morning when cron.daily is running.
> This is just a matter of interest, but what really disturbs me is that 
> portscans are not being logged. Though /var/log/snort/portscan.log is 
> created, nothing is logged there (Configuration in snort.conf says: 
> "preprocessor portscan: $HOME_NET 4 3 portscan.log"). I have 644 
> permissions on alert and portscan.log, owner ist root:snort.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Kai

Chris Green <cmg at ...1935...>
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