[Snort-users] More snort problems
terry.dunlap at ...6268...
Tue Jul 9 07:16:23 EDT 2002
I'm not clear on whether you installed snort from the packages or the
ports. I'm running FreeBSD 4.6 on an old Compaq DeskPro. I installed
snort from the ports collection: /usr/ports/security/snort. So far, it's
running like a champ!
However, before doing this, I updated the ports collection so it
contained the most recent version of snort. The packages version (if it
exists for snort, I don't know) may be a little dated compared to the
In addition, the ports version will install all the necessary
dependancies for snort automatically.
1. If snort was installed via packages, deinstall it.
2. Upgrade your ports collection
3. cd /usr/ports/security/snort
4. make install clean
Here's what I type to run snort:
snort -A fast -c /usr/local/etc/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort -D
You need to specify the full path to the snort.conf file unless you are
already in /usr/local/etc directory OR your /usr/local/etc is in your
path (check by typing: echo $PATH). I checked my path and found that it
is NOT a default path under FreeBSD. So, either specify it in the
command line like I did, or add it to your path variable.
Hope this helps!
Terry Dunlap, MCSE
Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way, WAB 313
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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