[Snort-users] No update in time window.

Erek Adams erek at ...950...
Tue Jul 15 11:58:18 EDT 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Cristian Kutscherauer wrote:

> Snort was running nicely but after a machine reboot it is no longer
> updating the alerts.
> The symptoms:
> - in Acid it reports correctly the "Queried on" field. The field "Time
> Window" is no longer updated (it got stuck in a specific date).
> - there are new alerts reported.
> The Environment:
> - Snort 2.0.0 (build 72)
> - Snort is listed in ps
> - Snorting on interface eth1.102 (with no IP). tcpdump -i eth1.102 shows
> traffic ok.
> - Snort start log says everything okay (except that eth1.102 has no IP).

I don't think the issue is with snort.  I think it's an ACID issue + db
outut plugin.  Check your config, make sure you're giving a sensor ID.

Did you add or change a BPF filter?  If so, that's your problem.  the db
plugin or ACID builds a sensor ID if there isn't one by using the machine
name and any BPF filters that you have.  If those change, then it changes
the sensor ID.

To make sure about the problem, run a second copy of Snort w/o the db
output.  Have it log to disk.  If it does, then you know that Snort is
working fine, and that the problem is in the config.


Erek Adams

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

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