[Snort-users] SNORT not saving pcap file

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Thu Oct 25 15:18:23 EDT 2012

Your command line is overriding your .conf


./snort -i dag0:0 -c /etc/snort.snort.conf

Joel Esler
Senior Research Engineer, VRT
OpenSource Community Manager

On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:54 PM, jtravlos at ...15803... wrote:

> I'm running snort on CentOS 6.3 capturing traffic via Endace DAG card. I want to save to a file (pcap format) the traffic that it sees. I know in snort.conf there are some settings, but it does not appears to save the file. When ever I use the snort.conf, it is not saved.
> The settings are:
> config logdir: /data/snortlog
> # pcap
> output log_tcpdump: tcpdump.log
> The command I'm using to start snort:
> 	./snort -d -b -i dag0:0 -c /etc/snort/snort.conf
> If I use this, I get a file that tcpdump can read, but no detail packet info.
> 	./snort -d -b -i dag0:0 -l /data/snortlog -L tcpdump.log
> Attached is the snort.conf.
> Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> John Travlos 
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