[Snort-users] snort on an old FreeBSD box (builds but won't run)

Martin Roesch roesch at ...1935...
Mon Mar 18 07:32:10 EST 2002

That's really weird, try it without the -I option.  From the error message
it looks like it's trying to go into readback mode (like you had used the -r
switch).  Try just snort -v and see what happens.


On 3/18/02 1:00 AM, "Chris Arnold" <chris.arnold at ...3942...> wrote:

> Hi, all.  I had a whim to build snort 1.8.3 (with libpcap 0.7.1) for an old
> FreeBSD box.  Everything compiles nicely but running is a different story:
> # snort -v -i fxp0
> Log directory = /var/log/snort
> Initializing Network Interface fxp0
> ioctl(SIOC*MTU): Operation not supported
> Automagic MTU discovery failed. Using default 1500ERROR: OpenPcap() device
> fxp0 open: 
>       fxp0: Invalid argument
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
> Rebuild with debugging enabled and report back?  The default tcpdump for the
> box runs without a problem.
> Chris
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