[Snort-users] RE: Installing SNORT 1.8.3 on win2k server

Erek Adams erek at ...577...
Mon Mar 11 23:08:09 EST 2002

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Michael Steele wrote:

> I saw your email address and post replies on Snort discussion forum.
> It seems that I have the similar problems that most users have with
> installing Snort on Win2K system.
> I am trying to install Snort on a Win2K server with SP2.  I am using
> WinPcap 2.3 beta.  I am getting the following errors:
> Initializing Network Interface \
> ERROR: OpenPcap() FSM compilation failed:
>         syntax error
> PCAP command: Files\Sourcefire\Snort\snort.conf -l C:\Program
> Files\Sourcefire\Snort -A full -h any
> Fatal Error, Quitting..

YP and Mike,

	This error has nothing to do with what version of PCAP you are
running.  It only has to do with the fact that you've installed snort in
"C:\Program Files\Sourcefire\Snort".  IDScenter/Snort, I'm not sure which,
doesn't understand long pathnames.  Simply uninstall and reinstall (to fix
those damned registry settings--God, I hate Win32 systems...  :) to another
location with a 'short pathname'.  Such as "C:\Snort" or C:\prog~whatever.

	We've had a few rounds on this in the archives.  :)  I'll beg and
plead to get it added to the FAQ.


Erek Adams

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