[Snort-users] What is this error?

Harper, Patrick Patrick.Harper at ...11593...
Mon Mar 21 02:46:43 EST 2005

Check your snort.conf, you need to make your RULE_PATH point to where
your rules are
var RULE_PATH /etc/snort/rules or whatever 

-----Original Message-----
From: mr leokenzie [mailto:tenminustwo at ...125...] 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 4:03 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] What is this error?

Initializing rule chains...
ERROR: Unable to open rules file: /etc/snort.conf or
Fatal Error, Quitting..

I got this error when i tried to run this command
snort -A fast -d -i eth0 -c /etc/snort.conf
What is this error?
How can I test my rules to see whether it is working or not?

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