[Snort-users] Snort rules using pp

Ashraf Ali ashrafali.ibs at ...11827...
Tue Apr 23 00:40:33 EDT 2013

yes, if i use the command (snort -c /usr/local/snort/snort.conf -i eth0
-A)  and can see lots of traffic on the console but nothing is getting dump
in the log file, it is still 0 Bytes.

i did a R&D , by creating a file called local.rules in the same rules
folder and added a signature (alert tcp any any -> any any(msg:"Tcp traffic
found" sid:1000001);
in the snort.conf file i put a # before include statement of snort.rules
line and added local.rules
later restarted both snort and barnyard2 Deamons , Guess what i can see log
file filling up, and in GUI i can see the alerts.

There seems to be some problem with the snort.rules file which PP has

Security System Engineer.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Y M <snort at ...15979...> wrote:

>  If you run snort with -A console or -A cmg, do you see any alerts on the
> console?
> Also run tcpdump against the interface you are listening from, simply
> tcpdump -i ethX -v
> Do you see any traffic? Replace ethX with your interface.
>  ------------------------------
> From: Ashraf Ali <ashrafali.ibs at ...11827...>
> Sent: 4/22/2013 3:37 PM
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] Snort rules using pp
>     Hi All,
>  recently i have deployed snort in ubuntu 12.04 using Autosnort , during
> the installation PP asked for Oinkcode ,as i am a registered user so i have
> provided the same.
>  After completion of the installation, i have seen that snort and
> barnyard2 services are running in Deamon mode, and in /var/log/snort folder
> a file with name snort.u2.1366**** is also created but empty(0 bytes).
> -rw-r--r--  1 snort snort    2056 Apr 22 17:54 barnyard2.waldo
> *-rw-------  1 snort snort         0 Apr 22 17:54 snort.u2.136662******
>  there is a single rules file called snort.rules in /usr/local/snort/rules
> folder which has all the downloaded snort rules, and same is included in
> the snort.conf file.
>  Even i have run the snort in test mode using -T , it does not shows up
> any problem, its working fine but not generating any logs.
>  I have formated the server , and re-installed every thing manually this
> time. still the same problem. file is getting created but no logs.
>  pls Advice.
>  Ashraf
>  Security System Egnineer
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