[Snort-users] Rules troubles in startup

steveg steveg at ...6179...
Wed Jun 26 09:41:03 EDT 2002

> [!] ERROR .//web-cgi.rules(8) => Bad port number: "(msg:"WEB-CGI"
> Fatal Error, Quitting..

Yep this is telling you that snort can't identify the port number for rule
number 8 in the web-cgi.rules file. more then likely it's trying to use
$HTTP_PORTS and this var isnt' set in your snort.conf.
you can either manually set the port (your web server port likely 80) or
make sure you have the var set.

More information about the Snort-users mailing list