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Re: Snort rules using pp
From: Ashraf Ali <ashrafali.ibs () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:10:33 +0530

yes, if i use the command (snort -c /usr/local/snort/snort.conf -i eth0
-A)  and can see lots of traffic on the console but nothing is getting dump
in the log file, it is still 0 Bytes.

i did a R&D , by creating a file called local.rules in the same rules
folder and added a signature (alert tcp any any -> any any(msg:"Tcp traffic
found" sid:1000001);
in the snort.conf file i put a # before include statement of snort.rules
line and added local.rules
later restarted both snort and barnyard2 Deamons , Guess what i can see log
file filling up, and in GUI i can see the alerts.

There seems to be some problem with the snort.rules file which PP has

Security System Engineer.

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Y M <snort () outlook com> wrote:

 If you run snort with -A console or -A cmg, do you see any alerts on the

Also run tcpdump against the interface you are listening from, simply

tcpdump -i ethX -v

Do you see any traffic? Replace ethX with your interface.
From: Ashraf Ali <ashrafali.ibs () gmail com>
Sent: 4/22/2013 3:37 PM
To: snort-users () lists sourceforge net
Subject: [Snort-users] Snort rules using pp

    Hi All,

 recently i have deployed snort in ubuntu 12.04 using Autosnort , during
the installation PP asked for Oinkcode ,as i am a registered user so i have
provided the same.
 After completion of the installation, i have seen that snort and
barnyard2 services are running in Deamon mode, and in /var/log/snort folder
a file with name snort.u2.1366**** is also created but empty(0 bytes).

-rw-r--r--  1 snort snort    2056 Apr 22 17:54 barnyard2.waldo
*-rw-------  1 snort snort         0 Apr 22 17:54 snort.u2.136662******

 there is a single rules file called snort.rules in /usr/local/snort/rules
folder which has all the downloaded snort rules, and same is included in
the snort.conf file.
 Even i have run the snort in test mode using -T , it does not shows up
any problem, its working fine but not generating any logs.

 I have formated the server , and re-installed every thing manually this
time. still the same problem. file is getting created but no logs.

 pls Advice.

 Security System Egnineer

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