Snort on 2.0 Not starting on wan
I have pfsense 2.0-beta3 build 25th june 2010 (currently after firmware upgrade) I did a fresh install from 14th June ISO
I have installed snort 2.8.6 v 1.27
I connect via PPPoE.
I can not get snort to start on the wan interface. I have completely removed the package and re-installed it.
I have followed the rules for installing it. by going to Global Settings, Inserting OIK code. Upgrading the rules, adding the interface and selecting the categories/ preprocessors and applying them
in system log it only said Snort file sync…
and it shows the interface as "red" and not matter how I try and start it. Either by clicking the green arrow, or going to services and starting snort. It will not start.
I thought that I must be doing something wrong, so I added the LAN interface by using the same procedure as above and this works perfectly. IF (Lan) = green IF (wan) =red
I had this working on 1.2.3 but thought I'd try 2.0 (its so much sexier!) nice one.
any pointers what I am doing incorrectly
Is this because WAN = PPPoE and is assigned to fxp1 (NIC) and snort can not bind to it as it does not know what fxp1 is. it only knows WAN/LAN . tried to much around with interfaces - assign - ppps but no matter what I did either snort would work and connection to internet would not, or connection to internet would work but snort would not. (sorry my pfsense/snort understanding is limited) both outstanding!
works on lan side
Initializing Network Interface fxp0
Decoding Ethernet on interface fxp0