[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.


-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[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
fine lately.....
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
going through....
but why it not generates the alerts file like in the
1st box...?
can anyone help me out....

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