[Snort-users] confuse with alerts file
Esler, Joel - Contractor
joel.esler at ...9426...
Tue Sep 28 09:12:57 EDT 2004
Because you are using the -b option (binary logging) it is logging into
pcap format. Remove the -b to generate an alert file. However, -b is
much more useful if you are familiar with Tcpdump or ethereal.
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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of maku bex
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 8:06 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] confuse with alerts file
i'm just started with snort.....the sensor was running
but sometimes.....when i'm trying to play around with
it into another
new box.....the snort itself
is not generate any output into alerts file which is
located in /var/log/snort
FYI, i usually use this configuration...
output database: log, mysql,
and i run with this command...
snort -qbID -i eth0 -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -u snort
-g snort m 007
then i cd to /var/log/snort/
what i'm confused is theres no alerts file here but
except of snort.log.smething
so i tail messages log in /var/log/ , yes the snort
can see packets
but why it not generates the alerts file like in the
can anyone help me out....
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