[Snort-users] help

wkitty42 at windstream.net wkitty42 at windstream.net
Fri May 10 11:01:03 EDT 2019

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the problem is that you have spaces in all of those *_PATH lines you posted for 
my query...

#104 var RULE_PATH ../rules /etc/snort/rules
here ----------------------^

either remove those spaces or fix those paths to point to the proper directories 
for all of those *_PATH lines on lines 104, 105, 106, 113, and 114... check any 
other paths, too...

perhaps you meant to have the following instead of the default "../rules"??

#104 var RULE_PATH /etc/snort/rules

On 5/7/19 9:36 PM, Telfort P wrote:
> #100
> # 101 Path to your rules files (this can be a relative path)
> # 102 Note for Windows users:  You are advised to make this an absolute path,
> # 103 such as:  c:\snort\rules
> #104 var RULE_PATH ../rules /etc/snort/rules
> #105 var SO_RULE_PATH ../so_rules /etc/snort/so_rules
> #106 var PREPROC_RULE_PATH ../preproc_rules etc/snort/preproc_rules
> #107 #108 If you are using reputation preprocessor set these
> #109 Currently there is a bug with relative paths, they are relative to where 
> snort is
> #110 not relative to snort.conf like the above variables
> #111 This is completely inconsistent with how other vars work, BUG 89986
> #112 Set the absolute path appropriately
> #113 var WHITE_LIST_PATH ../rules /etc/snort/rules
> #114 var BLACK_LIST_PATH ../rules /etc/snort/rules
> #115
> *I labeled them the same way it is in my config file.*
> On 5/7/19 3:04 AM, wkitty42--- via Snort-users wrote:
>> On 5/3/19 10:04 PM, Telfort P via Snort-users wrote:
>>> How do i fix this error in my rules. ""ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf(104)
>>> Missing argument to RULE_PATH
>>> Fatal Error, Quitting.""
>> please post lines 100 thru 110 of your /etc/snort/snort.conf file...

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