Subject: snort daemon starts up and dies
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeffrey B. Green <email@example.com>
Date: 03/18/2005 18:06:32
I thought that this item would be somewhere on a faq or list but I've
searched many places and haven't found the answer. The problem is that I
start snort up in daemon mode, e.g. "/usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/snort start" and
it goes through its steps and appears on a ps readout for about a minute
and then it dies. /var/log/messages gives no indication as to why it
died, just messages about the configuration. I had a similar experience
with debian sarge on another machine recently but an update to snort
seemed to fix that. Until it was fixed I could only run it in non daemon
mode. So, I'm giving up and asking you all, why is the snort daemon
dying on me?
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