[Snort-users] Basic Help

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Tue Aug 18 12:15:28 EDT 2015

Try here for installing a Windows Intrusion System (WinIDS) using snort as the Intrusion Detection engine.


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From: Shirkdog [mailto:shirkdog at ...11827...] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 10:54 AM
To: Surface Admin <chcnj at ...15979...>
Cc: snort-users mailinglist <snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Basic Help


Look at line 278 of your config.

On Aug 18, 2015 10:48 AM, "Surface Admin" <chcnj at ...15979... <mailto:chcnj at ...15979...> > wrote:

So SNORT is a community of people so Ia m going to try to reach out to you all.


Let me explain a few things first:


#1 - I am NOT an expert so don't speak to me like one please

#2 - I am using Windows Server 2012, that is what's available

#3 - I will show you the same level of respect you show me

#4 - I am NOT an expert so my terminology may be lacking

#5 - Baby Step please I REALLY would love to sort this out

#6 - I only want to run SNORT in IDS Mode


So with that out of the way I have installed SNORT Version on Server 2012 64 bit OS.  I am sure this is likely my first problem. I have obtained my snortcode and downloaded my rules and have them in the c:\snort\rules folder but when I try to compile (?) my snort.conf using this command:


>snort  -i 1 -l  c:\snort\log  -c  c:\snort\etc\snort.conf  -T


I get the following :


>ERROR: c:\snort\etc\snort.conf(278) Missing/incorrect dynamic engine lib specifier. Fatal Error, Quitting..


Have tried to Google this but it turns up only old information.  Was using this site as a sort of how-to but its not very well worded plus is dated info I think?  


Have also attached the Snort.conf file but its only had a few changes.


Thank you in advance ~ Phil


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