[Snort-users] FATAL ERROR: /etc/snort/rules/file-office.rules(32) Undefined variable in the string: $EXTERNAL_NET.

Jeremy Hoel jthoel at ...11827...
Tue Jan 7 03:40:16 EST 2014


Looking at the message it looks like you have an error in your
snort.conf; with the variable $EXTERNAL_NET.

Post it to the list any maybe one of us can help you.

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Jason Buker <jason.buker at ...11827...> wrote:
> Finally managed to get snort installed on OSX (Maverick)…..
>
> However, the messages are showing up in the messages:
> 1/7/14 8:55:28.042 AM snort[84645]:
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1/7/14 8:55:28.042 AM snort[84645]: Initializing rule chains...
> 1/7/14 8:55:28.043 AM snort[84645]: FATAL ERROR:
> /etc/snort/rules/file-office.rules(32) Undefined variable in the string:
> $EXTERNAL_NET.
> 1/7/14 8:55:28.044 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.snort.Snort[84645]) Exited
> with code: 1
> 1/7/14 8:55:28.044 AM com.apple.launchd[1]: (org.snort.Snort) Throttling
> respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
>
>
>
> I’m a snort newbie.  Anyone have a quick fix?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Jason
>
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