[Snort-devel] lack of snort PID file under OpenBSD 2.8

Erich Meier Erich.Meier at ...2...
Sun Jan 14 10:22:36 EST 2001


On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 11:37:21AM -0500, Ashley Frost wrote:
> 
> Here is the uname information for my system:
> OpenBSD cerberus 2.8 GENERIC#399 i386
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Just a quick question.  I've upgraded from snort-1.6.3 (w/o patch) to
> snort-1.7.  After building it with the default configure options, I find
> that it is no longer creating a pid file in /var/run.  This is the same
> problem I experienced under snort-1.6.3-patch2.  
> 
> Using 'find / -name "*.pid" -print
> 
> reveals that there is no snort.pid file on the system.  
> 
> Is there a fix?

Do you use snort's daemon mode (-D switch)? If not, snort does not create a
pidfile from 1.7 on.

Erich




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