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Possible Snort Bug
From: "Dan Garbar" <dgarbar () americanbeef com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:50:25 -0700
I'm a novice, but have found a solution and want to share it with everyone.
If someone has any idea how this may have happened, I would gladly like to
I'm using Snort Ver. 18.104.22.168 pkg v. 2.5.5 Built from source
I was getting the following error:
snort: FATAL ERROR:
After working with Joel Esler (Senior Research Engineer, VRT / OpenSource
Community Manager at Sourcefire) who has asked the right questions, I was
able to determine that the following files were empty:
So Snort was unable to decode a rule and thus gave me the above error.
To fix this I copied the contents from
Started Snort and it worked!
Please note, I have not been modifying any files before this. This is my
first time in that area. So this empty file business must be either update
related or something else - This I'd like to know.
IT Administrator - Dano
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