[Snort-users] Snort 2.9.0 Now Available

Alex Tatistcheff alext at ...492...
Mon Oct 4 23:38:59 EDT 2010

If it helps I just "beat" it into submission on my Ubuntu test system.
Seems I was having a problem with the binary locating libdnet.1 after the
configure and make went fine, it was just that Snort wouldn't start.  From
my system which was formerly running 2.8 I had to:

Download libdnet from the Google code repository
make install

Download the DAQ from http://www.snort.org/snort-downloads
make install

Download Snort 2.9 from snort.org.
same as above using your selected configure options, I used.


However, my binary still wouldn't work because the libdnet had installed
into /usr/local/lib instead of /usr/lib.  So I created a sym link in
/usr/lib to point to the library.

ln -s /usr/local/lib/libdnet.1.0.1 /usr/lib/libdnet.1

After this Snort 2.9 started in all its glory.

Hope this helps.

Alex Tatistcheff
alext at ...492...

The most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the
government and I'm here to help." -Ronald Reagan

On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 8:52 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:

> On 10/4/2010 21:49, Russ Combs wrote:
> >      > * Snort no longer depends on libnet and uses libdnet instead.
> >
> >     yeah, that really means nothing to this poor code jockey other than
> yet another
> >     lib to figure out how to install and get compiled in my
> environment... i can
> >     only imaging what the corporate side maintainers are going to face...
> they have
> >     basically the same things to deal with that i do... i just have the
> chance to be
> >     a step or three ahead of them and make my releases as mods to the
> official
> >     release of the total package...
> >
> > FWIW, libnet is obsolete and increasingly hard to find.  dnet makes
> things
> > easier in that regard.
> i don't know, because i've not gone looking, if our environment even uses
> libnet, TBH... we're using GCC 3.3.5 and glibc 2.3.2 if that means
> anything...
> [time passes]
> the only libnet i find anywhere in our basic source directories seems to be
> win32 related for some package(s) we use that support that environment...
> since
> we're a *nix based environment, that one doesn't do us any good...
> [trim]
> >     AFAIK, we don't use DAQ in our setup... pcap seems to be what we use
> but i've
> >     not dug into the code to determine that... our official releases do
> not use any
> >     compile time options at all... then again, our FOSS stuff is aimed at
> those
> >     machines that everyone is throwing away because they don't think they
> have any
> >     use left in them... sheesh, we're pulling P4's out of the dumpsters
> these
> >     days... with 1+Gig of RAM and "huge" HDs where we only need ~10G of
> HD space...
> >
> > With 2.9.0, you *must* use the DAQ.  By default, you will wind up using a
> pcap
> > DAQ, but the DAQ is a separate package that must be installed.  This is
> new for
> > 2.9.0.
> ugh! when does the madness end? :lol: i'll have to see if i can hunt up the
> archive for that... hopefully it is available at
> www.snort.org/ports/snort-current/
> > Also, the NFQ and IPQ DAQs require libdnet, but so does Snort 2.9.0.
> this begs the question of why DAQ wasn't included in the 2.9.0 archive so
> that
> one only need grab that one archive, untar it and DAQ be available in the
> 2.9.0
> source tree... it sure would make things a *lot* easier :?
> this release really should be 3.something instead of 2.9 with changes like
> these... but all we can do it either keep trying to move forward or dump
> snort
> in the bitbucket and find something else :? that's not my call so all i can
> do
> is try to keep beating snort into submission in my environment... it may
> very
> well turn out that it gets dumped if we can't get 2.9.0 working and
> especially
> if the rules updates get EOLed and leave our users with no rules to use...
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