[Snort-users] Verify configuration as non root

Russ Combs rcombs at ...1935...
Fri Jun 17 11:36:05 EDT 2011


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Gilad Benjamini <gbenjamini at ...3964...>wrote:

> After an upgrade from 2.8 to 2.9 I tried to verify my Snort configuration
> with "snort -T".
> The verification failed with the message: "ERROR: Active response: can't
> open ip!"
>
> After some digging into the code it seems like the code was trying to open
> a raw socket, but failing since I was not running as root.
>
> Using "--daq dump" as a workaround seems to work.
>
> Are root permissions really needed to verify the configuration, or is that
> a bug ?
>

A bit pedantic, perhaps, but by design.  With 2.9.0, Snort tries to verify
as much of the configuration as possible.


> Is the workaround a reasonable one, or is there a better option ?
>

The workaround is fine.  You can also use --daq pcap.

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