[Snort-users] Need help running snort!

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Wed Oct 10 20:45:11 EDT 2012

On 10/10/2012 14:25, Akinwale Fasuru wrote:
> Hi,
>   I get this error when i try to run snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf
> ERROR: /etc/snort/../etc/snort/rules/local.rules(0) Unable to open rules file "/etc/snort/../etc/snort/rules/local.rules": No such file or directory.
> I checked the /etc/snort/rules directory and found local.rules is in there. Pls what am i doing wrong?

/etc/snort/../etc/snort/rules... hummm... the ".." only moves back up one 
directory... not two... so you are looking for /etc/etc/snort/rules...

the real question is why there are '..' in there anyway... do not use relative 
directories... specifying the full directory prevents such headaches and hair 
loss :)

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