[Snort-users] ERROR: Can't start DAQ (-1) - SIOCGIFHWADDR: No such device!

John Travlos, Jr. jtravlos at ...15803...
Wed Oct 24 11:06:50 EDT 2012

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Thanks for the reply.

You did ask a good question. I did compile snort using the DAG-enabled
pcap library.  The weird things is it's works when I ssh to the box or
run the system at level 3 (multi-user no gui).

I will look at thw link you sent.


On 10/23/12 5:02 PM, Marcos Rodriguez wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM, <jtravlos at ...15803...> wrote:
>> I'm a newbie with SNORT and I got it running, sort of. I am having two
>> issues:
>> 1) I did having SNORT working. I had to shutdown the system, when I
>> rebooted, I started getting the following problem when I run SNORT.
>> When I run the following commmand:
>> snort -u snort -g snort -i dag0:0 -c /etc/snort/snort.conf NOTE:(dag0:0
>> = port A of the DAG card, dag0:2 = port B)
>> Initializing Output Plugins!
>> Log Directory = /data/snortlog
>> pcap DAQ configured passive.
>> Acquiring network traffic from 'dag0:0".
>> ERROR: Can't start DAQ (-1) - SIOCGIFHWADDR: No such device!
>> Fatal Error, Quiting..
>> I get the same error if I run:
>> snort -u snort -g snort -i dag0:0
>> I can capture data with a Endace DAG card. Tcpdump can see the DAG card
>> and an capture traffic.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> John Travlos
> Hi John,
> I noticed you mentioned tcpdump was working with your DAG card, but I'll
> risk asking anyway:
> When you compiled Snort, did you point it to your DAG-enabled pcap library
> during the ./configure process?
> Also, you can find a DAG DAQ over here, and works with DAG's native ERF
> format I believe.
> https://github.com/SgtMalicious/Endace-DAQ-Module
> marcos

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