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Old 02-22-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
Jukas
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Snort won't start after update


I just finished updating a debian box from Etch to Lenny and now snort won't run as a daemon. When I try and start it via /etc/init.d/snort I get the following error.

Code:
nix:/home/# /etc/init.d/snort start
Starting Network Intrusion Detection System : snort (eth0 ...ERROR: interface not available) failed!
Code:
nix:/etc# dpkg-reconfigure snort
/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: snort is broken or not fully installed
I've done a full apt-get purge snort and verified that no components were installed still before re-installing it, with the same result.

Here is my snort.debian.conf

Code:
DEBIAN_SNORT_STARTUP="boot"
DEBIAN_SNORT_HOME_NET="192.168.1.0./24"
DEBIAN_SNORT_OPTIONS=""
DEBIAN_SNORT_INTERFACE="eth0"
DEBIAN_SNORT_SEND_STATS="true"
DEBIAN_SNORT_STATS_RCPT="root"
DEBIAN_SNORT_STATS_THRESHOLD="1"
Any ideas?
 
Old 02-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Start Snort from the CLI, supply the test switch ("-T") and capture stdout and stderr to a logfile. Check logfile for clues, else post contents, preferably in BB code tags for readability.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pointers, I tracked the issue down to the 1394 adapter and the last kernel update I did.
 
  


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