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[Snort-users] Snort Wget Failure (can't resolve

From: Todd Booth <todd.booth_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 23 2011 - 08:53:10 GMT
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Iíve configured snort, on my Vyatta network/security device but the initial
downloading of rules fails. I surfed the net and see other users (without
Vyatta) are having the same problems.


Here is the initial wget


snortrules-snapshot-2905.tar.gz> <my snort oink


Here is the error:


--2011-09-23 08:45:27--
<> <my snort oink

Resolving failed: Name or service not known.

wget: unable to resolve host address `'


However if I ping from my Vyatta, I get the ip address
resolved as


So in my new wget, I replaced with, as follows


vyatta_at_Vyatta1:~$ wget
<> <my oink

--2011-09-23 07:55:21--
<> <my oink

Connecting to connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found


JUAQj%2Bn1Y65X3zmVFuq6ozSlPUo%3D [following]

--2011-09-23 07:55:24--



Resolving failed: Name or service not known.

wget: unable to resolve host address `'


So I do a wget to and I get referred to


However is also not resolved. So I try ping and get the ip address address and plug that in to the above 2nd wget




Then I get the following error:

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden

2011-09-23 08:50:47 ERROR 403: Forbidden.


Is this a problem with wget? Or is this a problem with the configuration at


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