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From: John Ainsworth <john.ainsworth () thebookpeople co uk>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 16:55:28 +0100

Hi

I have setup 2 snort servers with Base, barnyar2 and pulledpork

1 runs on Ubuntu 12.04 32bit , the other on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit.

The actual snort config is identical between the 2 boxes

However in Base on the 32bit the alerts signature is correctly displaying the friendly description for the alert
Ie
#0-(3-6)<http://10.0.0.96/base/base_qry_alert.php?submit=%230-%283-6%29&sort_order=>

[snort<http://www.snort.org/search/sid/1-2008597>] ET SCAN Cisco Torch SNMP Scan


But on the 64bit one any alerts triggered just show the signature id, not the more friendly description

#192-(3-404104)<http://10.3.0.41/base/base_qry_alert.php?submit=%23192-%283-404104%29&sort_order=>

[snort<http://www.snort.org/search/sid/129-2>] Snort Alert [129:2:1]



Im not sure the problem is linked to 32bit/64bit but it's the only difference between the way the servers were setup.
Anyone any ideas on what to look at

Thanks
John
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