[Snort-users] error when starting snort on a Linux 8.0 system

Nathan Whitehouse nwhitehouse at ...7112...
Tue Oct 8 13:45:04 EDT 2002

login as: root
Sent username "root"
root at ...7113...'s password:
Last login: Tue Oct  8 15:58:46 2002 from
[root at ...2306... root]# snort -start
Initializing Output Plugins!
Log directory = /var/log/snort

Initializing Network Interface eth0
using config file /root/.snortrc
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file /root/.snortrc

Initializing rule chains...
ERROR: Unable to open rules file: /root/.snortrc or /root//root/.snortrc
Fatal Error, Quitting..
[root at ...2306... root]#

Please advise

Nathan Whitehouse 
Network Operations & Systems Administrator 
CompEndium Services Inc. 
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