[Snort-users] error message

Swapnil Shinde swapnil34 at ...11827...
Sun Jun 3 09:06:51 EDT 2012

Set Home and Rules_path variables to /etc/snort and /rules respectively.

Now test it with snort -T -c /etc/snort/snort.conf.  If it returns success then run with snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf.

Also make sure that there are right permissions set for /etc/snort directory.

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On Jun 3, 2012, at 2:19 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.
> <testsnort.txt>
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