[Snort-users] Snort Compile Flag Documentation

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Tue Jun 13 21:19:47 EDT 2017


Those options are only for a very specific type of customer that wants to use shared memory and a control socket for resets.  

Not your atypical installation for most.  

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> On Jun 13, 2017, at 20:50, Jim Campbell <jim at w4bqp.net> wrote:
> I built Snort using the cookbook at http://sublimerobots.com/2017/01/snort-2-9-9-x-ubuntu-installing-snort/
> 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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