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Re: Snort Start up error
From: Joel Esler <jesler () sourcefire com>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:35:24 -0400

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 06:25:18PM -0400, beenph wrote:
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM, waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net> wrote:
On 4/18/2013 17:38, Said Nurhussein wrote:
thanks Waldo. I have classification.config in /etc/snort.conf from the install
but don't see version# when I display it.

there is no version number in the classification.config file that i'm aware of...

the file should be just over 3K bytes in size and contain roughly 70 lines...
one of those lines should contain the misc-activity classification entry... the
entry you are looking for will likely be toward the bottom in the "# NEW

 > Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:18:16 -0400
 > From: wkitty42 () windstream net
 > To: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
 > Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort Start up error
 > On 4/18/2013 11:23, Said Nurhussein wrote:
 > > Hello All,
 > > I've installed snort 2.9.4. 5 and using rules files
 > > but when i try to start snort I get the following error.
 > >
 > > ERROR: /etc/snort/rules/blacklist.rules(2) Unknown ClassType: misc-activity
 > > Fatal Error, Quitting..
 > >
 > > How can I fix this.

You can get updated classification.config here

This should fix your issue.

Have to make sure that your include statement is correct as well, make sure that you are pointing to the right 
classification.config in your Snort.conf

Joel Esler
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