[Snort-users] Snort Error

Nordwall, Douglas J Nordwall at ...10143...
Fri Sep 26 06:06:28 EDT 2003


On 9/24/03 8:20 AM, "Erek Adams" <erek at ...950...> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Messay wrote:
> 
>> I am somewhat a novice with Snort on Linux. I have installed
>> snort-2.0.2.tar.gz and libpcap-0.7.2.tar.gz on Linux 8.2.
> 
> Bzzzzzzt.   No such animal as "Linux 8.2".  I'll take a guess and say you
> really mean Red Hat.
> 

Not that there is a redhat 8.2 either. I'm guessing that redhat 7.2 is what
is meant.

>> I'm running a laptop with 3com pcmcia card.  (model: 3CCFE575CT). I have
>> win xp on the same machine and have no problems with snort (win version)
>> I have followed all proper directions for installing snort on Linux and
>> have received no errors during the process. However when I try to run
>> snort i get the following error
>> ============
>> Error: Failed to lookup for interface: no suitable device found. Please
>> specify one with -i switch. Fatal Error, Quitting...
>> ============
>> If anybody has any information or suggesting regarding the error I would
>> appreciate some feedback. Thanks
> 
> Have you specified the interface?
> 
> snort -dv -i eth0
> 
> And if your card is something other than eth0 replace it with that.
> 
> Cheers!
> 
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> Erek Adams
> 
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