[Snort-users] Fatal error when starting snort on the sensor

Juan Fernandez Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...
Fri Sep 17 11:12:11 EDT 2004


Hi Guys!!    

 

When I start snort manually from the command line /etc/init.d/snort start I
see that snort starts:

 

Starting Intrusion Database System: SNORT

SNORT is up and running!

 

On /var/log/messeges I see:

 

Sep 17 21:02:54 sensjrlan snort: FATAL ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf(458) =>
Unknown rule type: ports

 

In snort.conf the 458 line is this:

 

output database: alert, mysql, user=snort password=snort dbname=snort
host=208.170.171.199 sensor_name=sensjrlan

 

Mysql and acid are on another server (208.170.171.199) I checked that I can
telnet to port 3306 so what's wrong ?

 

Thanks very much!!!

 

 

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