[Snort-users] Error

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Tue Apr 13 09:57:06 EDT 2004

At 09:55 AM 4/13/2004, DESH SRIVASTAVA wrote:
>While starting snort , I am getting following error
>" Error initializing network interface: " What may be the possible cause

Usually this means you tried to start snort as a non-root user. Since 
non-administrative users are prohibited from sniffing interfaces by the OS 
(and it would be a SEVERE security problem if they could) only root/admin 
users can launch snort. 

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