[Snort-users] max flowbits fatal errors

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Thu Oct 7 15:23:28 EDT 2010

Looks like that option is broken.  I'll create a bug for it.

Are building from source?

You are so close to the limit, are there any rules you can disable?

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Kungu Panda <kungupanda at ...11827...> wrote:

> I am running into the following fatal error when starting snort:
>   "ERROR: FLOWBITS: The number of flowbit IDs in the current ruleset (513)
> exceed the maximum number of IDs that are allowed (512)."
>   "Fatal Error, Quitting."
> I tried setting the global configuration option in snort.conf:  "config
> flowbits_size: 768"  which really resulted in the really confusing error:
>   "ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf  Invalid argument to 'flowbits_size': 768.
> Must be a positive integer and less than 256."
> Running on snort v2.8.6.1.
> Tried finding help in the snort manual and README.flowbits with no success.
> Also did not find any command-line options that would help.
> Can someone point me in the right direction regarding bumping-up the
> maximum number of flowbits IDs ?
> And what exactly does the "config flowbits_size: nnn"  configuration option
> do ?
> Thank you,
> K.Panda
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Beautiful is writing same markup. Internet Explorer 9 supports
> standards for HTML5, CSS3, SVG 1.1,  ECMAScript5, and DOM L2 & L3.
> Spend less time writing and  rewriting code and more time creating great
> experiences on the web. Be a part of the beta today.
> http://p.sf.net/sfu/beautyoftheweb
> _______________________________________________
> Snort-users mailing list
> Snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Go to this URL to change user options or unsubscribe:
> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/snort-users
> Snort-users list archive:
> http://www.geocrawler.com/redir-sf.php3?list=snort-users
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.snort.org/pipermail/snort-users/attachments/20101007/972ad5b3/attachment.html>

More information about the Snort-users mailing list