[Snort-devel] Re: SIGHUP doesn't work

Martin Roesch roesch at ...402...
Mon Sep 22 06:22:30 EDT 2003

On Sunday, September 21, 2003, at 10:14 PM, Steve G wrote:

>> Are you dripping privs at runtime?
> Yes. It is running under the snort user. So why does the error
> get reported as a failure of the pcap stuff? If the problem is
> that root is required for pcap, then it should at least say that
> in the error message. I am even wondering if it should continue
> the restart when failure is certain. This should also be in the
> man page.

Root is required for pcap to take the interface promiscuous so it's 
erroring out with a permission problem (we let pcap print its own error 

> BTW, can you not do a setreuid() back to root since the saved uid
> is root?

Yes you can, we should do that.


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