[Snort-users] Undefined variable name eth0_ADDRESS

Todd Wease twease at ...1935...
Wed Sep 27 16:40:25 EDT 2006

> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to run snort and such errors:
> snort[10786]: FATAL ERROR: Undefined variable name: 
> (/etc/snort/snort.conf:34): eth1_ADDRESS
> snort[10833]: FATAL ERROR: Undefined variable name: 
> (/etc/snort/snort.conf:51): eth0_ADDRESS
> In my config file  I have:
> var HOME_NET $eth1_ADDRESS
> Those variables work with 2.4.x snort but not with 2.6.x
> Any ideas?
> Cheers
> Remus

This issue has been fixed in CVS 2.6.1 and HEAD.  

Some snort.c rearranging was done in 2.6.x where the reading of the
snort.conf file was done before this variable was set.

Thanks, Remus for pointing this out.

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