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

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Tue Mar 12 13:01:03 EST 2002


This has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that YP used the Sourcefire
windows installer *or* his version of winpcap and everything to do with the
fact that he put in an improper path argument for the -c switch on his
command line.  He doesn't need to switch to "your" distribution of Snort, he
needs to understand how the command line processing works in Snort.

If you had actually tried to solve his problem instead of applying the
formula of 

    if (silicon_defense_product != TRUE)
        goto recommend_silicon_defense_product;

Then your information would have been more helpful to YP and anyone else
reading this thread.  One would hope that the level of support that people
can expect from Silicon Defense's "Snort Support Technicians" will be of a
higher level of quality than just slavish recommendations to only use
Silicon Defense-produced software.


On 3/11/02 9:56 PM, "Michael Steele" <michaels at ...155...> wrote:

> YP,
> This is an installation from Sourcefire. You might want to contact Marty and
> find out why?  I would be more then happy to help you if you were using the
> installation documentation written by me located on our website as I have
> never installed the Sourcefire installation. It¹s usually a problem with
> WinPcap. You might try going back one version (2.2 Non Beta).
> - Mike
> Commercial Snort Support <<->> 1.866.41.SNORT
> Silicon Defense -- <www.silicondefense.com>
> Home of the new SENTRUS Snort sensor!
> Michael Steele - Snort Support Technician
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Y P Chien [mailto:ypchien at ...5290...]
> Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 4:30 PM
> To: michaels at ...155...
> Subject: Installing SNORT 1.8.3 on win2k server
> Dear Sir: 
> 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..
> Please help. 
> YP 

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