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

Chris Arnold chris.arnold at ...3942...
Thu Mar 21 05:07:13 EST 2002


Strange, isn't it?  I'm going to rebuild again and link against the default
libpcap that came with the OS.  I avoided this in the beginning as I built
the most recent packages.

> # snort -v 
> snort.c:681: Parsing command line...
> snort.c:701: Processing cmd line switch: v
> snort.c:1165: Verbose Flag active
> Failed to lookup for interface: SIOCGIFCONF: Operation not supported.
Please
> specify one with -i switch
> Fatal Error, Quitting..

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Roesch [mailto:roesch at ...1935...]
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 10.31
To: Chris Arnold; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] snort on an old FreeBSD box (builds but won't
run)


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.

     -Marty


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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