[Snort-users] Problems Snort and Windows XP

Steven Watts stewatts at ...125...
Thu Oct 28 09:22:32 EDT 2004


Hi

I have reverted to version 3.0 of WINPCAP and I am using the latest binary 
from snort.org but now I am getting:

C:\Snort>snort -v

        --== Initializing Snort ==--

Initializing Network Interface
ERROR: OpenPcap() device  open:
        Error opening adapter


I am also running VMWARE on this machine (although snort executes on the 
"real machine") wasn't sure if this would affect the network setup as it now 
has virtual network devices for VMware

Any ideas?

Thanks

>From: "Chris Reid" <chris.reid at ...3029...>
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>Steven,
>
>Snort 1.7 is quite dated compared to the current stable version.  Unless
>you have a compelling reason not to, I would suggest downloading the 2.2
>version for Windows from the snort.org website and try that one instead.
>
>Chris Reid
>
>
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > I have come to use Snort for the first time and I can't get it to work. 
>I
> > am using XP SP2 and I have downloaded the binary from:
> > http://download.datanerds.net/binaries/snort-1.7-win32-static.zip
> >
> > I have have kept all the default settings and when I run snort -v, I 
>get:
> >
> >         --== Initializing Snort ==--
> >
> > Initializing Network Interface
> > \Device\NPF_GenericNdisWanAdapter\Device\NPF_{A39
> > 
>55445-5C9F-446B-9101-ADF5DF55692D}\Device\NPF_{3043B94A-6935-45DC-8B78-5F6ABC
> >
> > Then I get a windows error saying "Snort has encountered a problem and
> > needs to close"
> >
> > Can anyone help?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
>
>
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