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

Wayne T Work securitygauntlet at ...3130...
Tue Oct 8 14:13:02 EDT 2002

What is the command line you are using. Looks like the conf file does not
know here the rules are. Make sure they are in the same location of the
sort.conf if you are not editing the snort.conf

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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Nathan
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 4:45 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] error when starting snort on a Linux 8.0 system

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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