I cant install Snort !!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Good Evening

    I am a new user of Pfsense, so my questions may b a bit ridiculous :)
    Actually, i m trying to install snort but i cant connect my pfsense to Internet ; I installed it on Wmware machine .
    My physical machine is connected to internet via a proxy n i do have a gateway which is the our original firewall.
    now, the question is how to connect my pfsense to internet …... It has 2 interfaces : Lan n wan...
    I gave it a local @ on its lan interface n it s pinging the gateway , but as for the Wan @, it  s another network not belonging to our original network....
    When trying to install the snort package, i have the same error message  : """"""Unable to communicate to pfSense.com. Please check DNS, default gateway, etc. """"""""

    is there any other way to install snort manually??how??

    can anyone help me plz.

    Thanks in advance.



  • First try to get pfsense well configured. Basically, if you are using vmware, the wan interface on pfsense has to be bridged to the physical interface of your host (the same interface that is linked to your internal network), in that way, pf can get IP configuration as any client on your lan. The wan interface on pfsense, it will be configured just as any client on your network (via dhcp i guess), then, configure the LAN on pfsense on another network and try to connect to it.



  • Thanks for ur response ,

    Actually, both interfaces lan n wan are bridged to my internal network but with diferent adressess from diferents network masks.
    the lan interface belongs to my internal network 172.16.0.0/17 n the wan @ is 192.168.10.1/24.
    in my internal network, i have no DHCP, we connect to internet over a proxy.
    On pfsense, in the lan interface configuration, i only can mention the Ip @ n the mask. I put 172.16.0.1/17 but where i ll put the gateway Ip @? in the wan Interface? should I configure the wan Interface as belonging to my internal network n put the same gateway as we have but still where gonna m put the proxy ???

    I need all of that just becoz I wanna install snort n I have no packages under system/packages link!!
    I may misunderstand how to install Snort, is there any manual method to do it, i downloaded the package but dont know how to install it.

    I ll b very gratefull if there is any help.
    Thanks.



  • @PinkButterFly:

    Thanks for ur response ,

    Actually, both interfaces lan n wan are bridged to my internal network but with diferent adressess from diferents network masks.
    the lan interface belongs to my internal network 172.16.0.0/17 n the wan @ is 192.168.10.1/24.
    in my internal network, i have no DHCP, we connect to internet over a proxy.
    On pfsense, in the lan interface configuration, i only can mention the Ip @ n the mask. I put 172.16.0.1/17 but where i ll put the gateway Ip @? in the wan Interface? should I configure the wan Interface as belonging to my internal network n put the same gateway as we have but still where gonna m put the proxy ???

    I need all of that just becoz I wanna install snort n I have no packages under system/packages link!!
    I may misunderstand how to install Snort, is there any manual method to do it, i downloaded the package but dont know how to install it.

    I ll b very gratefull if there is any help.
    Thanks.

    I understand your problem but i'm not sure how to solve it, since it's supposed that pfsense it is the network gateway and is not behind it :P. Anyway, you can try this, first choice, get the snort package manually, then copy it on pfsense (trough ssh or so) and install it. Second choice, open console on pf (or ssh) and try to fetch the package with pkg_add + proxy settings (you can google on how to do it ;). You can search on Documentation about manually installing some package.

    Cheers.



  • Thanks again for ur concern Jeu

    I m thinking now to install snort manually if possible.
    I downloaded the snort-2.8.2.1_1.tbz, extracted it in usr/local/pkg ….n i cant find executable file.
    I tried the option :upgrade from console , update from a local file...it demands a tgz file , so i downlaoded the snort-2.8.5.1.tar.gz  but when specifying the path to pfsense so the upgrade start , i have eroor messages n the whole systme shut down.......

    what should I do, Plz help me

    Thanks





  • Thanks a lot, i ll try it n let u know what happened
    thanks again :)



  • Hey

    Thanks a lot for the link ; pkg-add solved the problem, but since i had no internet on my pfsense, n it required an url , i created a web server on another machine n connected to it  : pkg-add -r http://IP@ of my web server/Snort-folder/snort-2.8.2.1_1.tbz

    it was sucefully downloaded n installed.

    i appreciate ur help  ;)



  • I'm glad to help :). You can mark the thread as solved ;).


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