That link you posted is not even a snort.conf file but is a URL reference file. That being said, running the same command as you I downloaded fine and it is not an index.html file.

$ wget
--2019-01-22 02:08:16--
Resolving ( 2606:4700::6810:3e4b, 2606:4700::6810:424b, 2606:4700::6810:404b, ...
Connecting to (|2606:4700::6810:3e4b|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2019-01-22 02:08:16--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 687 [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘reference-config’

reference-config                        100%[==============================================================================>]     687  --.-KB/s    in 0.002s

2019-01-22 02:08:17 (292 KB/s) - ‘reference-config’ saved [687/687]

On the Documents site, you will have to find one compatible with your version of snort and the ones you'd need to look at go snort.x.conf where x is a set of numbers either 4 or 7 digits long.


On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 2:15 AM Dorian ROSSE via Snort-users <> wrote:
I have a problem,

I do this :


And finaly It download index.html instead à snort.conf file,

Anybody can help me?

Thank you in advance,


Dorian Rosse.

From: Dorian ROSSE
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 3:20:29 PM
Subject: snort.conf missing


I checked on my two Ubuntu servers in snortVERSION folder and It miss at each servers the snort.conf file !

Thank you in advance to fix the problem,


Dorian ROSSE.


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