[Snort-users] Snort switches to packet Dump Mode

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Tue Jul 16 21:32:29 EDT 2013


On 7/16/2013 13:10, Mayur Patil wrote:
> Thanks Waldo for this guidance.
>
> Hope this will end my issue !!
>
> Thanks again !!

it may or may not... really... this is not DOS or windows... ./ is important 
when you want to execute something in the current directory... *stop using*

   cd /etc/init.d

to change directory before you execute your script... instead execute it with a 
fully specified path...

   /etc/init.d/snort

all the time... if you renamed that script as i suggested previously, then it 
would be

   /etc/init.d/snortd

when you just type in

   snort blah blah blah

you are executing the actual binary directly without using your script... to 
prove this to yourself try

   which snort

and see what it returns... the problem is apparently that your actual snort 
binary is in your PATH and that's what is used instead of your script... 
changing the name of one or the other will alleviate this problem but will also 
require some additional editing in most cases...

i do truly hope this helps ;)

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