[Snort-users] -i switch

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Mon Mar 21 13:49:44 EST 2005

That is UNIX specific. Use the -W switch and use the number that corresponds
to the interface you want to use.

snort -v -i1

The above example will run Snort in verbose mode on interface 1

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:snort-users-
> admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Lee Clemens
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 1:26 PM
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] -i switch
> I have seen documentation with using the -i switch followed by a number
> and
> with eth0, eth1, etc... However, it seems this is OS dependent.
> I am using windows and "Snort -W" does not supply the names of the
> connections (eth0,...). Is there any way I can cause these numbers to
> remain
> static or work around this issue some other way? I have tried installing
> Snort with "-i eth0" but OpenPcap fails to open the device.
> I am asking this because I disable/enable some network connections on this
> computer periodically and this disrupts the numbering scheme, causing
> Snort
> to be looking at the wrong NIC. Thanks!
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