[Snort-users] unable to wash traffic through rules files

Gonzalez, Albert albert.gonzalez at ...7950...
Mon Jan 13 06:45:05 EST 2003


Ok, here goes..

-c is for your configuration file. meaning snort.conf not a rules file..try 

snort -dvr /home/don/ch1.capture -A full -c /path/to/snort.conf 

Cheers!

oh boy, 9am and someone is already drinking :-)

PS:> Documentation is your friend, and thankfully snort comes with plenty of
it
     a 50page manual, plus a FAQ, but wait who can forget google?

Alberto Gonzalez
EDS - Global Security Operations Center
Security and Privacy Professional Servics



-----Original Message-----
From: don [mailto:bridon304 at ...5839...]
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:25 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] unable to wash traffic through rules files


I am using snort 1.9.0 and am unable to get it to work pse see the below 
noted I would be most grateful for any ideas as
to what I am doing wrong. I am fully conversant with tcpdump/ethereal 
and the such but this is stumping me!!!

monkeylabs:/home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/src # ./snort -dvr 
/home/don/ch1.capture -A full -c netbios.rules
Initializing Output Plugins!
Log directory = /var/log/snort
TCPDUMP file reading mode.
Reading network traffic from "/home/don/ch1.capture" file.
snaplen = 65535

        --== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file netbios.rules

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Initializing rule chains...
ERROR: Unable to open rules file: netbios.rules or ./netbios.rules
Fatal Error, Quitting..
monkeylabs:/home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/src # ./snort -dvr 
/home/don/ch1.capture -A full -c 
/home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/rules/netbios.rules
Initializing Output Plugins!
Log directory = /var/log/snort
TCPDUMP file reading mode.
Reading network traffic from "/home/don/ch1.capture" file.
snaplen = 65535

        --== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file /home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/rules/netbios.rules

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Initializing rule chains...
ERROR => Undefined variable name: 
(/home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/rules/netbios.rules:8): EXTERNAL_NET
Fatal Error, Quitting..
monkeylabs:/home/don/Documents/snort-1.9.0/src #





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