[Snort-users] Snort - Fatal Error

Harper, Patrick patrick.harper at ...11593...
Mon Jul 26 05:42:02 EDT 2004


Sounds like you only got the snort RPM installed and not the snort-mysql
rpm as well.   

To find out do the following and you should see the output like is
listed
[root at ...2642... snort]# rpm -qa |grep snort
snort-mysql-2.1.2-2
snort-2.1.2-2
[root at ...2642... snort]#


-----Original Message-----
From: Shankar [mailto:list at ...12177...] 
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 5:22 AM
To: Snort-Users
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort - Fatal Error

Hi Snort Users,

I am new to snort, read the snort manual by Patrick Harper (manual ver
7.2) and implemented the same , as it is.
I get an error, ERROR: Undefined variable name:
(/etc/snort/snort.conf:453):
Fatal Error, Quitting..
Line-453 output database: log, mysql, user=snort password=mypassword
dbname=snort host=localhost

[root at ...2306...]# snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf Running in IDS mode Log
directory = /var/log/snort

Initializing Network Interface eth0

        --== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Output Plugins!
Decoding Ethernet on interface eth0
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file /etc/snort/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:
    GLOBAL CONFIG
      Max Pipeline Requests:    0
      Inspection Type:          STATELESS
      Detect Proxy Usage:       NO
      IIS Unicode Map Filename: /etc/snort/unicode.map
      IIS Unicode Map Codepage: 1252
    DEFAULT SERVER CONFIG:
      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
      IIS Unicode Map: GLOBAL IIS UNICODE MAP CONFIG
      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 [root at ...2306...]# OS is Fedora
Core-1 with all updates from freshrpms snort-2.1.3-0 snort-mysql-2.1.3-0
adodb411
acid-0.9.6b23
zlib-1.2.1
jpgraph-1.14
libpcap-0.8.3
pcre-4.4
where did i go wrong, pls help, thx in advance.

Regards,
Shankar.



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