[Snort-users] Snort 2.9.0 ipvar unknown rule type

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Tue Oct 19 10:49:49 EDT 2010


Did you configure with --enable-ipv6?

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Danny Paul <JDPAUL at ...14548...>wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> I have just installed snort 2.9.0 on OpenSuSE 11.3. I'm attempting to
> use the VRT certified rules, but I get the following error:
>
> ...
> Parsing Rules file "rules/etc/snort.conf"
> ERROR: rules/etc/snort.conf(39) Unknown rule type: ipvar.
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
>
> If I change "ipvar" back to "var", everything runs fine, but I want to
> remain compatible with future versions, and var will be deprecated at
> some point.
>
> The OpenSuSE installation is brand new, `snort -V` reports "Version
> 2.9.0 (Build 68) i386." I'm using libpcap version 1.1.1 and PCRE version
> 7.9. I think this must be a bug because I cannot seem to find anything
> else wrong.
>
> Is anyone else having the same problem?
>
>
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