[Snort-users] Snort Compile Flag Documentation

Jim Campbell jim at w4bqp.net
Tue Jun 13 20:48:00 EDT 2017

I built Snort using the cookbook at 

In the configure step it said "./configure --enable-sourcefire" which I 
did. Several pages later while testing my configuration I began to get 
an error message about a socket problem. After bumbling around for a 
while I discovered something that said if you were experiencing socket 
problems Snort needed to be configured with --enable-shared-rep and 
--enable-control-socket. I did that and no more socket problems. Maybe 
that could be added to the first page.

Jim Campbell

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we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
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