[Snort-users] snort windows help

Razia Mir razptcl at ...131...
Wed Jul 28 00:22:16 EDT 2004

I have installed snort 2_2_0RC1 binaries on windows XP. The problem is that snort doesn't run from command line without going to the bin directory, where exe file is present. Secondly snort is not working in IDS mode and giving error:
C:\Program Files\Snort\bin>snort -c "c:\Program Files\Snort\bin\etc\snort"
Running in IDS mode
Log directory = log
Initializing Network Interface \Device\NPF_{E2D99213-90AE-44FD-AE62-52B6887D36AB
        --== Initializing Snort ==--
Initializing Output Plugins!
Decoding Ethernet on interface \Device\NPF_{E2D99213-90AE-44FD-AE62-52B6887D36AB
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file c:\Program Files\Snort\bin\etc\snort
Initializing rule chains...
ERROR: Unable to open rules file: c:\Program Files\Snort\bin\etc\snort or c:\Pro
gram Files\Snort\bin\etc\c:\Program Files\Snort\bin\etc\snort
Fatal Error, Quitting..
I have tried a lot of things moving etc and rules directories into the bin directory but nothing seems to work. I am in a very difficult situation and need help an urgent help. I 'll be grateful if someone helps me at earliest.

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