[Snort-users] Startup error post-package install

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Thu Feb 26 14:34:32 EST 2015

> 	ERROR: /etc/snort/rules/community-virus.rules(19) !any is not allowed: !$DNS_SERVERS.
> 	Fatal Error, Quitting..
This error is due to the fact that $DNS_SERVERS variable is defined as any, however, you have a rule in "community-virus.rules" that looks for IP addresses that are "not" in $DNS_SERVERS by using the deny operator "!"; i.e.: the rules is negating any, which is not an IP address. This is not a Snort error per se, you need to define the IP addresses that should go into $DNS_SERVERS, $HOME_NET, etc so that when the negation takes place, it negates IP addresses and not the keyword any.
> At this point, however, I have not edited any of the default rules or snort.conf configuration file.
> If I then run Snort in daemon mode, there is success - Snort does not terminate - and I see alerts in the snort.log file.
> What is going wrong on the non-daemon start that is causing it to terminate ?
> Thanks
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