[Snort-users] Error when dumping so_rules with custom path using snort

Sec_Aficionado secaficionado at ...11827...
Mon Nov 3 11:38:33 EST 2014

OK, I solved the problem.

My snort.conf file had a line in section 9 (SO rules) saying this:
include $SO_RULE_PATH/so_rules.rules

This file (so_rules.rules) did not exist, however, because I was dumping the rules for the first time in this machine. That caused the problem.

I issued the command:
touch so_rules.rules
in that directory and then snort was able to dump the rules without a problem.


> On Nov 1, 2014, at 2:01 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at ...14940...> wrote:
>> On 11/1/2014 1:12 AM, Sec_Aficionado wrote:
>> I have double and triple-checked snort.conf to make sure all the paths are
>> correct and there are no extraneous "/etc/" anywhere, but the error persists.
>> Is there a requirement to dump the stubs into /etc/?
> snort stuffs that extraneous /etc/ onto paths while trying to find what it has 
> been told to find... something isn't right somewhere...
> double-check your command line and the location of the binary so rules that 
> snort is trying to create the rules stubs from...
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