[Snort-users] ERROR: Threshold-RuleOptionParse: incorrect argument count, should be 4 pairs Fatal Error, Quitting..

Eric Hines eric.hines at ...8860...
Mon Aug 16 12:14:00 EDT 2004

Anyone see this error before? Is it a typo in the threshold.conf file?
This is snort v2.1.3

# snort -i eth1 -c /usr/local/appliedwatch/agent/snort/conf/snort.conf -l

Running in IDS mode
Log directory = /usr/local/appliedwatch/agent/var/snort/log
Initializing Network Interface eth1
OpenPcap() device eth1 network lookup:
        eth1: no IPv4 address assigned
        --== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Output Plugins!
Decoding Ethernet on interface eth1
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file /usr/local/appliedwatch/agent/snort/conf/snort.conf
Initializing rule chains...
,-----------[Flow Config]----------------------
| Stats Interval:  0
| Hash Method:     2
| Memcap:          10485760
| Rows  :          4099
| Overhead Bytes:  16400(%0.16)
No arguments to frag2 directive, setting defaults to:
    Fragment timeout: 60 seconds
    Fragment memory cap: 4194304 bytes
    Fragment min_ttl:   0
    Fragment ttl_limit: 5
    Fragment Problems: 0
    Self preservation threshold: 500
    Self preservation period: 90
    Suspend threshold: 1000
    Suspend period: 30
Stream4 config:
    Stateful inspection: ACTIVE
    Session statistics: INACTIVE
    Session timeout: 30 seconds
    Session memory cap: 8388608 bytes
    State alerts: INACTIVE
    Evasion alerts: INACTIVE
    Scan alerts: INACTIVE
    Log Flushed Streams: INACTIVE
    MinTTL: 1
    TTL Limit: 5
    Async Link: 0
    State Protection: 0
    Self preservation threshold: 50
    Self preservation period: 90
    Suspend threshold: 200
    Suspend period: 30
Stream4_reassemble config:
    Server reassembly: INACTIVE
    Client reassembly: ACTIVE
    Reassembler alerts: ACTIVE
    Zero out flushed packets: INACTIVE
    flush_data_diff_size: 500
    Ports: 21 23 25 53 80 110 111 143 513 1433
    Emergency Ports: 21 23 25 53 80 110 111 143 513 1433 HttpInspect Config:
      Max Pipeline Requests:    0
      Inspection Type:          STATELESS
      Detect Proxy Usage:       NO
      IIS Unicode Map Filename:
      IIS Unicode Map Codepage: 1252
      Ports: 80 8080 8180
      Flow Depth: 300
      Max Chunk Length: 500000
      Inspect Pipeline Requests: YES
      URI Discovery Strict Mode: NO
      Allow Proxy Usage: NO
      Disable Alerting: NO
      Oversize Dir Length: 500
      Only inspect URI: NO
      Ascii: YES alert: NO
      Double Decoding: YES alert: YES
      %U Encoding: YES alert: YES
      Bare Byte: YES alert: YES
      Base36: OFF
      UTF 8: OFF
      IIS Unicode: YES alert: YES
      Multiple Slash: YES alert: NO
      IIS Backslash: YES alert: NO
      Directory: YES alert: NO
      Apache WhiteSpace: YES alert: YES
      IIS Delimiter: YES alert: YES
      Non-RFC Compliant Characters: NONE rpc_decode arguments:
    Ports to decode RPC on: 111 32771
    alert_fragments: INACTIVE
    alert_large_fragments: ACTIVE
    alert_incomplete: ACTIVE
    alert_multiple_requests: ACTIVE
telnet_decode arguments:
    Ports to decode telnet on: 21 23 25 119
ERROR: Threshold-RuleOptionParse: incorrect argument count, should be 4
pairs Fatal Error, Quitting..

Best Regards,

Eric Hines, GCIA, CISSP
CEO, President
Applied Watch Technologies, Inc.
Direct: (877) 262-7593 x327


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