Snort not started on pfsense 2.0 beta 4



  • Sep 5 13:04:43 SnortStartup[12689]: Toggle for 22295_fxp0…
    Sep 5 13:04:43 snort[19383]: FATAL ERROR: User "snort" unknown.
    Sep 5 13:04:43 snort[19383]: FATAL ERROR: User "snort" unknown.
    Sep 5 13:04:43 SnortStartup[19447]: Interface Rule START for 0_22295_fxp0…

    2.0-BETA4  (i386)
    built on Sat Sep 4 11:29:52 EDT 2010
    FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE
    i386

    SNORT 2.8.6.1 pkg v. 1.33



  • For some reason post install code did not work on your installation.

    Reinstall or do this in the command line.

    /usr/sbin/pw groupadd snort -g 920

    and

    /usr/sbin/pw useradd snort -u 920 -c "Snort User" -d /nonexistent -g snort -s /sbin/nologin

    James


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