[Snort-users] Unable to open rules file: snort.conf error

d_greenjr d_greenjr at ...125...
Wed Apr 30 01:56:07 EDT 2003

Check these things to start:
1) ensure you are pointing to snort.conf (you may not be in the directory
where snort.conf resides so it can't find the file)  Try typing:
snort -dev -l log -h -c /full/path/to/snort.conf

2) ensure the rules path in snort.conf  reflects where your rules reside.

----- Original Message -----
From: "stormshadow" <storm-shadow at ...5068...>
To: <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 3:24 AM
Subject: [Snort-users] Unable to open rules file: snort.conf error

> I reinstalled mandrake 9.0 today and put snort 2.0 back on.
> when I give the following command:
> snort -dev -l log -h -c snort.conf
> it comes back with an error:
> "ERROR: unable to open rules file : snort.conf or./snort.conf
> Fatal error quitting"
> This used to work before without errors. The only thing I did different
> installing it this time, was that i installed it as a user (su root).
> Last time I installed snort I was root. Would that make a difference?
> storm
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