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Old 02-18-2003, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question snort errors keep comeing

i just iinstalled snort and im geting this error

Initializing rule chains...
ERROR: Unable to open rules file: /root/.snortrc or /root//root/.snortrc
Fatal Error, Quitting..

Old 02-18-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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I don't know a whole lot about snort, so if I say something stupid, forgive me.

But here's what I'm thinking about...

1 - Does the file exist?

2 - Are you starting snort yourself, as a user or as root? Or is it started on boot and you get these errors in the log?

3 - Why are these files in /root or /root/root? That would mean that unless snort runs with root access or is run BY root, these config files are not accessible (since /root is only readable by root I'm assuming).


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