[Snort-users] inline mode works(seems) without compiling with --enable-inline option

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Wed Aug 5 11:48:16 EDT 2009

Hey Justin,

Thanks for the patch.  The -Q option, and the inline implementation in
general, is a little confusing.  However, there is no warning without
--enable-inline because it allows Snort to be deployed inline using 3rd
party pcap implementations that don't require ipq or ipfw.

Compounding that, the help for -Q is only output for ipq builds.  The help
will be addressed in an upcoming release.


On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 8:11 AM, justin joseph <justinjoseph007 at ...11827...>wrote:

> Hi
> Were trying to configure snort-inline on Ubuntu hardy (snort version
> 2.7.0) for some days.
> Today figured out by looking at the code that even if snort was not
> compiled with --enable-inline
> option, it was seemingly running with the -Q option(drop, sdrop,
> reject won't work off course)
> IMHO this confuses a newbie user like me because if snort was not
> compiled enabling
> inline mode then it is supposed to print error and abort if user tries
> to run with the -Q option.
> Attached patch against 2.8.4(changes in snort.c) or something like
> that would be nice IMHO.
> thank you
> Justin
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