[Snort-users] Windows 1.9.0 install doesn't recognize

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Thu Jan 16 13:50:07 EST 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Gordon Cunningham wrote:

> I've been using snort for a while, am somewhat familiar with rules and such.
> I just installed Snort 1.9.0 on a Windows machine running Win2k Pro, and
> after I installed the latest rulebase, Snort barfs at many of the rules with
> errors like:
> ERROR: rules/exploit.rules(8) => Unknown keyword "flow" in rule!
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
> Now, I know this is a good rule/keyword in *nix.  What's the problem with it
> under Windows?

Nothing.  You've just got an old version.  1.8.x doesn't have flow as a
keyword, where 1.9.x does.  Check your version...  I think you'll find
it's a 1.8.x copy.


Erek Adams

   "When things get weird, the weird turn pro."   H.S. Thompson

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