[Snort-users] Snort Configuration ERROR

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Sat Nov 19 22:52:29 EST 2016

You are most likely having problems with line 325, and possibly 326.


Snort does not bundle optional 3rd party libraries, and they need to be included when Snort is compiled


For Windows; line 325 is the only line that needs hashed out because we need liblzma included, and I’m not sure how to do that with Windows.


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From: Amal Saeed [mailto:amal.saeed at ...17680...] 
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:08 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort Configuration ERROR




I'm having a lot of trouble trying to validate my configuration of Snort.


I'm entering this command: 

sudo snort -T -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf


And then it will run, but at the end, I get this error: 

ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf(326) => Invalid keyword '}' for server configuration.

Fatal Error, Quitting..


I've seen other posts from people who've recently gotten this error too, but I've seen no solution. I tried commenting line 326 out in my snort.conf file, but then the error just kept moving to the following lines.


Can someone please help? I'm installing Snort on a Ubuntu VM.





Amal Saeed

Simmons College '17, B.S. Computer Science & Information Technology

Secretary, 2017 Class Council

Co-Vice President, Computer Science & Mathematics Liaison

Technology Assistant, Simmons Technology Support Center

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