[Snort-users] Need a bit of help about Snort and PCAP 3

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Wed Feb 23 17:27:22 EST 2005

What error does it create in the application log?

Try making the service interactive with windows and run it that way to test
your service install:

1) Go to services
2) Scroll down to the 'snort' service
3) Right-click on the 'snort' service and select 'Properties'
4) Left-click the 'Log on' tab
5) Tick the 'Allow the service to interact with desktop' radio button
6) Left-click 'Apply'
7) Left-click 'OK'
8) Right-click the 'snort' service
9) Left-click 'Stop'
10) Right-click the 'snort' service
11) Left-click 'Start'

This will cause a command window to open on the desktop when the service is
started in item 11. You should get more information on what the problem is.

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[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Stephan Lantos
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:08 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Need a bit of help about Snort and PCAP 3

Hello all,

I just installed Snort 2.3.0RC2 with WinPCAP 3.0, as well as PHP, Acid,
etc.  The configuration was relatively easy, I got ACID working (which may
be a miracle), but whenever SNORT tries to run as a service I get the
following error:
“OpenPcap() FSM compilation failed: 
            parse error
PCAP command: =1”

Now, I know snort is working because from the command line, I can do snort
–v or snort –v i1 and in each case it does fine.

I only have one Etrhernet card installed, so I know that 1 is the setting
for it.  What am I doing wrong?  Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Stephan Lantos
IT Manager
NA World Services
stephan at ...13078...
818.773.9999 x181

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