[Snort-users] Snort 1.8.7 on winXP laptop

Sandy Biring sbiring at ...6789...
Wed Oct 2 10:33:41 EDT 2002

I would like to use snort/acid in WindowsXP (or 2000) running on a
laptop with a Xircom pcmcia cardbus 10/100 ethernet card. Does anyone
know if this will work? I have installed everything, but running snort
fails. Doing a snort -W shows: 

-*> Snort! <*-

Version 1.8-MySQL-WIN32 (Build 105)

By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...1935..., www.snort.org)

1.7-WIN32 Port By Michael Davis (mike at ...92...,

1.8-WIN32 Port By Chris Reid (chris.reid at ...3029...)

          (based on code from 1.7 port)

Interface       Device          Description



Note the "1" in the interface list, with nothing else showing. Doing a
snort -T shows:

Initializing Network Interface

ERROR: OpenPcap() device  open:

        Error opening adapter

Fatal Error, Quitting..

Someone mentioned to me that I should downgrade winpcap 2.3 to 2.2, I
have tried this to no avail. Any ideas, anyone???



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