[Snort-users] Help with oinkmaster

CasperLinux CasperLinux at ...5068...
Wed Feb 22 08:19:03 EST 2006

I have tried using oinkmaster (v1.2) to get latest Snort rules but I'm 
encountering the error at the end of the post when run from Cron or command 
line.  It finds the file and downloads it (or appears to) but then it begins 
downloading a file again? 

Is this a configuration issue within oinkmaster itself?  I'm presuming that 
the latter part is telling me that it is finding the web page but when 
sending the request for the file its coming back as not found.  

Any ideas?  


Loading /etc/oinkmaster.conf
Downloading file from http://www.snort.org/pub-bin/oinkmaster.cgi/[oink 
code]/snortrules-snapshot-2.3.tar.gz... done.
Archive successfully downloaded, unpacking... done.
Downloading file from 
/usr/sbin/oinkmaster: Error: could not download from 
http://www.snort.org/dl/rules/snortrules-snapshot-2_2.tar.gz. Output from 
wget follows:

 --01:59:09--  http://www.snort.org/dl/rules/snortrules-snapshot-2_2.tar.gz
 Resolving www.snort.org...
 Connecting to www.snort.org||:80... connected.
 HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
 01:59:09 ERROR 404: Not Found.
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