[Snort-users] command line options...

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Thu Sep 23 20:22:17 EDT 2010


On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:34 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...>wrote:

> On 9/23/2010 16:22, Jefferson, Shawn wrote:
> > It's definitely in the config.log in the directory where you ran
> configure/make if you still have that around.
>
> yes, actually, i do still have that on the devel box with its "unique"
> build
> environment... thanks to you and others who have responded... i was hoping
> that
> there was a command line option so that those who get/use pre-compiled
> versions
> of snort would have a method of listing them...
>

You can also run:

pkg-config --cflags snort

etc.  If snort.pc is in an unusual place, set this:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="<path to snort.pc>"



>
> it seems that our build environment is pretty generic and i would have to
> say
> that our snort is compiled with "default options" as there's really nothing
> passed to it in configure :?
>
> wonder what we're missing and how important it may be :/
>
> additionally, i wonder how much more memory footprint and processor time
> enabling the VRT recommended options will take... our target platforms are
> older, small "throw away" boxes that otherwise have no use for many... the
> base
> units i generally recommend only have 512M RAM and 700mhz CPUs... but then
> again, our aim is for the "little guys" (SOHO, individuals) to have a
> decent box
> that provides decent protection... snort (in IDS) mode is a nice feature
> and one
> of my projects takes that a step further and provides automated reactive
> responses (ie: automatic blocking) to snort's alerts...
>
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