Home page logo
/

snort logo Snort mailing list archives

max flowbits fatal errors
From: Kungu Panda <kungupanda () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:55:35 +0000

I am running into the following fatal error when starting snort:

  "ERROR: FLOWBITS: The number of flowbit IDs in the current ruleset (513)
exceed the maximum number of IDs that are allowed (512)."
  "Fatal Error, Quitting."

I tried setting the global configuration option in snort.conf:  "config
flowbits_size: 768"  which really resulted in the really confusing error:
  "ERROR: /etc/snort/snort.conf  Invalid argument to 'flowbits_size': 768.
Must be a positive integer and less than 256."

Running on snort v2.8.6.1.
Tried finding help in the snort manual and README.flowbits with no success.
Also did not find any command-line options that would help.

Can someone point me in the right direction regarding bumping-up the maximum
number of flowbits IDs ?
And what exactly does the "config flowbits_size: nnn"  configuration option
do ?

Thank you,
K.Panda
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beautiful is writing same markup. Internet Explorer 9 supports
standards for HTML5, CSS3, SVG 1.1,  ECMAScript5, and DOM L2 & L3.
Spend less time writing and  rewriting code and more time creating great
experiences on the web. Be a part of the beta today.
http://p.sf.net/sfu/beautyoftheweb
_______________________________________________
Snort-users mailing list
Snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Go to this URL to change user options or unsubscribe:
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/snort-users
Snort-users list archive:
http://www.geocrawler.com/redir-sf.php3?list=snort-users

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault