[Snort-users] Snort re-setup issues

Truax, Shawn (MBS) Shawn.Truax at ...8509...
Tue Apr 27 17:34:45 EDT 2004

Hi Greg,

Can you put a copy of your snort.conf up to look at.  As well try running a
tcpdump on your interface (eth0) to see if traffic is being captured.  It
seems from your email here you are not sure if snort is actually seeing

Shawn Truax
Security Specialist
Corporate Security
155 University Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3B7

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Webster [mailto:greg at ...9390...]
Sent: April 27, 2004 5:53 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort re-setup issues


Maybe I just need to bounce this off someone for a sanity check...advice
would be great.

Our old SNORT box completely died, so I was unable to get the config
file from there to make this easy.

The real problem now is that it's not logging anything coming in.
/var/log/snort/alert is empty.

Here's some quick facts to hopefully narrow down the solution:
- Snort box IP address: on eth0
- eth0 is set to promiscuous mode
- Snort is listening to 64.69.xxx.xxx/27
- The log files are created and appropriate permissions are given
- I've tried to change Snort to listen to, and
portscanning from another box in that network, but Snort didn't log it.
- The box is behind two switches...

I haven't seen a solution in my searching...any thoughts on where to go



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