[Snort-users] error when pushing sigs from snortcenter

martin martin3 at ...11827...
Wed May 10 14:44:57 EDT 2006

Anybody have an idea what the error message ' getservbyname()
failed on "any" ' means? I am including the full error message below.


Push: Successfully send file: /etc/snort/snort.eth1.conf
Initiate a Reload to activate new configuration.

Reload: Current config file error:
Running in IDS mode
Log directory = /var/log/snort

Initializing Network Interface eth1
OpenPcap() device eth1 network lookup:
eth1: no IPv4 address assigned

--== Initializing Snort ==--
Rule application order changed to Pass->Alert->Log
Initializing Output Plugins!
Decoding Ethernet on interface eth1
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Parsing Rules file /etc/snort/snort.eth1.conf

Initializing rule chains...
No arguments to frag2 directive, setting defaults to:
Fragment timeout: 60 seconds
Fragment memory cap: 4194304 bytes
Fragment min_ttl: 0
Fragment ttl_limit: 5
Fragment Problems: 0
Self preservation threshold: 500
Self preservation period: 90
Suspend threshold: 1000
Suspend period: 30
Stream4 config:
Stateful inspection: ACTIVE
Session statistics: INACTIVE
Session timeout: 30 seconds
Session memory cap: 8388608 bytes
State alerts: INACTIVE
Evasion alerts: INACTIVE
Scan alerts: INACTIVE
Log Flushed Streams: INACTIVE
MinTTL: 1
TTL Limit: 5
Async Link: 0
State Protection: 0
Self preservation threshold: 50
Self preservation period: 90
Suspend threshold: 200
Suspend period: 30
rpc_decode arguments:
Ports to decode RPC on: 111 32771
alert_fragments: INACTIVE
alert_large_fragments: ACTIVE
alert_incomplete: ACTIVE
alert_multiple_requests: ACTIVE
telnet_decode arguments:
Ports to decode telnet on: 21 23 25 119
Stream4_reassemble config:
Server reassembly: INACTIVE
Client reassembly: ACTIVE
Reassembler alerts: ACTIVE
Zero out flushed packets: INACTIVE
flush_data_diff_size: 500
Ports: 21 23 25 53 80 110 111 143 513 1433
Emergency Ports: 21 23 25 53 80 110 111 143 513 1433
,-----------[Flow Config]----------------------
| Stats Interval: 0
| Hash Method: 2
| Memcap: 10485760
| Rows : 4099
| Overhead Bytes: 16400(%0.16)
HttpInspect Config:
Max Pipeline Requests: 0
Inspection Type: STATELESS
Detect Proxy Usage: NO
IIS Unicode Map Filename: /etc/snort/unicode.map
IIS Unicode Map Codepage: 1252
Ports: 80
Flow Depth: 300
Max Chunk Length: 500000
Inspect Pipeline Requests: YES
URI Discovery Strict Mode: NO
Allow Proxy Usage: NO
Disable Alerting: YES
Oversize Dir Length: 0
Only inspect URI: NO
Ascii: YES alert: NO
Double Decoding: YES alert: YES
%U Encoding: YES alert: YES
Bare Byte: YES alert: YES
Base36: OFF
IIS Unicode: YES alert: YES
Multiple Slash: YES alert: NO
IIS Backslash: YES alert: NO
Directory: YES alert: NO
Apache WhiteSpace: YES alert: YES
IIS Delimiter: YES alert: YES
Non-RFC Compliant Characters: NONE
database: inconsistent cid information for sid=8
Recovering by rolling forward the cid=10010431
database: compiled support for ( mysql )
database: configured to use mysql
database: user = snort
database: password is set
database: database name = snort
database: host = snort.testdomain.com
database: sensor name = ext
database: sensor id = 8
database: schema version = 106
database: using the "alert" facility
ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.eth1.conf(1116) => getservbyname() failed on "any"
Fatal Error, Quitting..

Reload: SIGHUP has not been sent to snort pid!

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