[Snort-users] pcap_loop error?

Rich Adamson radamson at ...2127...
Mon Mar 7 12:15:07 EST 2005


Did you read the doc\README.WIN32 and do the simple tests noted in there?

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> Ok...well i was wondering b/c when i do ctrl+c, and the results are
> printed out there is all 0's...meaning no packets received etc.  The
> command I ran was snort -vde....any ideas?  I am connected to the
> internet, and opened a browser and surfed around a little bit.
> 
> thanks
> 
> 
> On Mon,  7 Mar 2005 13:05:11 -0600, Rich Adamson <radamson at ...2127...> wrote:
> > 
> > > Ok, so I am running Snort 2.3.0 RC2 (on win xp pro) and i installed
> > > Win PCap 3.0.  When i run, snort -v at the command line...after about
> > > 30seconds i press Ctrl +C (to stop it) and I get the following
> > > message:
> > >
> > > pcap_loop: read error: PacketReceivePacket failed
> > > Run time for packet processing was 30.54000 seconds
> > >
> > > any idea why?
> > 
> > That's very normal. Just disregard the error message. When I asked
> > about it some time ago, I was told it had something to do with the
> > way in which snort is shut down (ctrl c).
> > 
> > FYI, we have many implementation of win32 snort running at several
> > banks. I don't think the win32 version can handle high volume traffic
> > like the unix versions can, but I've not run into any dropped packets
> > to speak of. If you type 'snort' with no arguments and read what is
> > displayed, you'll see where it can be run as a Service as well.
> > 
> > When its run as a Service, it does not log errors to the Event Log, so
> > you will want to run it manually after making any config changes, then
> > if that is okay, start it as a Service.
> > 
> > Rich
> > radamson at ...2127...
> > 
> > 
> 
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