Issues with White and Blacklist entries in Snort

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Well, again, I was referring to this guide. The problem was, after I have changed the values of

var WHITE_LIST_PATH ../rules
var BLACK_LIST_PATH ../rules


var WHITE_LIST_PATH /usr/local/snort/rules
var BLACK_LIST_PATH /usr/local/snort/rules

and I received the error message:

WARNING: Can't find any whitelist/blacklist entries. Reputation Preprocessor disabled.

so I then changed it to:

#var WHITE_LIST_PATH /usr/local/snort/rules
#var BLACK_LIST_PATH /usr/local/snort/rules

but when I did that, I received a new error message:

/usr/local/snort/etc/snort.conf(507) Undefined variable name: WHITE_LIST_PATH.

Does anyone have any idea what I did wrong here?