[Snort-users] Snort doesn't write unified2 files as expected

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Fri Mar 1 14:24:44 EST 2013


What does snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -T say?


On Mar 1, 2013, at 1:14 PM, Mario Lupino <mario_e.9 at ...16117...> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I've installed Snort on Ubuntu 12.04 using this guide: http://polaris.umuc.edu/~sgantz/Install.html
> 
> and I can't seem to get Snort to write .u2 files. None of the solutions I've come across online have fixed this problem.
> 
> 
> I have the following line in my snort.conf: 
> 
> output unified2: filename snort.u2, limit 128
> 
> 
> I launch Snort with the following command: 
> 
> snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf
> 
> 
> And Snort writes snort.log files written in PCAP instead.
> 
> Also another thing to note, even after I make direct changes to the snort.conf file it seems that when I run Snort the changes aren't taking affect. For example, I comment out the 'config logdir: /var/log/snort' line in snort.conf but when I run Snort log files (albeit pcap ones) are still outputted to the /var/log/snort directory.
> 
> Any help will be appreciated

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