[Snort-users] logging to syslog

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Wed Sep 19 13:04:44 EDT 2012

Remove the '-K ascii' from the run line.


Before going through all the trouble of changing the actual Snort startup,
net stop snort, cd to the snort/bin folder and run:


snort -c c:\snort\etc\snort.conf -l c:\snort\log -i1 -s


I'm assuming the snort.conf is set properly for syslog output.


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From: Benjamin Lincoln [mailto:BLincoln at ...15832...] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:52 AM
To: 'snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: [Snort-users] logging to syslog


I've been having problems with the newest version of snort not
sending syslog information to our server.

I've configured snort to install using the command snort -c
c:\snort\etc\snort.conf -l c:\snort\log -i1 -K ascii -s and set the syslog
server's IP address in the snort.conf file. I've create a test rule to alert
on any IP traffic, and can see the logs generate in the log folder, but it
doesn't send to the remote syslog server. I've also tested sending the
syslogs to kiwi on the local snort server and that works fine. This was
working with an older version of snort. Is there any changes in the new
version of snort that needs to be configured to send to syslog?


Benjamin Lincoln
IT Security Analyst Support

Banner Bank

Internal Ext. 53274




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