[Snort-users] Snort not logging alerts.

Esler, Joel - Contractor joel.esler at ...9426...
Thu Jul 29 11:57:05 EDT 2004

You have it with a "dev"  this is not running in ids mode, this is
running in sniffer mode.  Remove the -dev from your command line


-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Lyndon Tiu
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 2:48 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort not logging alerts.

I've googled to no avail. 
I am wondering if you guys can help. 
I have the latest snort installed 2.1.3 from snort.org. I commpiled and 
I have the rules installed under /usr/local/etc/snort/rules. 
I have /usr/local/etc/snort/snort.conf configured. 
I start snort: 
/usr/local/bin/snort -dev -i eth1 -c /usr/local/etc/snort/snort.conf 
Sbort starts up fine, but when I send it a code red http request: 
All I get are: 
Rule application order: ->activation->dynamic->alert->pass->log 
        --== Initialization Complete ==-- 
-*> Snort! <*- 
Version 2.1.0 (Build 9) 
By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...1935..., www.snort.org) 
07/29-11:44:42.071614 0:10:A4:89:A9:12 -> 0:A0:24:CC:5E:FC type:0x800 
len:0x4A -> TCP TTL:64 TOS:0x0 ID:6238 IpLen:20 
DgmLen:60 DF 
******S* Seq: 0xC4AB409B  Ack: 0x0  Win: 0x16D0  TcpLen: 40 
TCP Options (5) => MSS: 1460 SackOK TS: 612549 0 NOP WS: 0 
07/29-11:44:42.071780 0:A0:24:CC:5E:FC -> 0:10:A4:89:A9:12 type:0x800 
len:0x36 -> TCP TTL:64 TOS:0x0 ID:1138 IpLen:20 
DgmLen:40 DF 
***A*R** Seq: 0x0  Ack: 0xC4AB409C  Win: 0x0  TcpLen: 20 
I am not getting any alerts as expected!! 
What am I missing? 
Thank for any tips. 
Lyndon Tiu 

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