[Snort-users] error message

Balasubramaniam Natarajan bala150985 at ...11827...
Sun Jun 3 02:55:07 EDT 2012

Do this

#touch /etc/snort/etc/snort/rules/etc/snort/rules/local.rules

Now try to restart snort.

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Giuseppe Triolo <
fastfouriertransform at ...125...> wrote:

>  Hi all i have reinstalled snort 6 times.
> here is attached  a file in testsnort.txt in .txt format my latest problem!
> the error message i receive from terminal is:
>  ERROR: Unable to open rules file
> "/etc/snort//etc/snort/rules/etc/snort/rules/local.rules": No such file or
> directory.
> I cannot understand why?
> In the snort.conf file i have setted up correctly the path where
> local.rules is.
> i have 3 snort.conf files in my system 1 is in /etc/snort the 2nd is in
> /usr/src/snorttemp/etc the 3rth is in/usr/src/snorttemp/snort-
> I have edited only the snort.conf  that is inside /etc/snort
> the command snort -v works well i have done the database schemas and all
> other things corrctly.
> how can i change snort to point in a directory different from
> /etc/snort//etc/snort/rules/etc/snort/rules/
> i wish snort points in /etc/snort/rules   HERE is where resides the file
> local.rules instead of
> /etc/snort//etc/snort/rules/etc/snort/rules/ where snort points now .
> Please help i have to do an exam with snort.
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