[Snort-users] FW: snort not logging

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Tue Jul 23 12:20:04 EDT 2013

On 7/23/2013 08:52, Maged Shenouda wrote:
> I copied the test rules to local_test.rules and added the local_test.rules to
> snort.conf then restarted snort
> This time it is logging a lot of alerts, so what is wrong with my configurations??

if the only thing you did was to add the local-test.rules and you did not change 
anything else in snort.conf, then there is nothing wrong with your configuration...

the "problem" would seem to be that there is not traffic that matches your rules 
and so there is nothing for snort to raise an alert about...

snort raises alerts on the local-test.rules because they grab everything and do 
not bother to check for content matches... most snort rules check for content 
matches and if traffic does not contain the sought content, the rule will not 
alert... that is proper operation...

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