[Snort-users] Unable to utilize snort because IP address failed to parse error

Y M snort at outlook.com
Fri Feb 9 09:40:24 EST 2018


I vaguely recall seeing this before, so I’ll take a wild guess at it. Do you happen to be running the IP reputation preprocessor? If yes then check your IP list files for formatting issues as they maybe missing CR-LF.
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From: Rich Perry via Snort-users <snort-users at lists.snort.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:33 AM
Subject: [Snort-users] Unable to utilize snort because IP address failed to parse error
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The current error is : ERROR: C:\Snort\etc\snort.conf(0) Failed to parse the IP address: 136.64.85.0/158.254.213.24.

Yes, I'm aware of the configurations and have followed two separate guides but still get this error where I'll sometimes get this error when trying to deploy Snort. I have one IP address set in the configuration file but the IP addresses the error list are no where to be found. Another weird thing is that the IP address error changes. As of writing this message, I've entered the command, "snort -i 2" just to test it and it has ran normally without any errors however, moments later, I get another error: ERROR: null(0) Failed to parse the IP address: 40.170.13.2/105.191.31.18.

I've done this on both Windows and Ubuntu and had no issues on Ubuntu but having issues running it on Windows. Thank you!



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