[Snort-devel] config quiet not working

Lee Clemens snort at ...2953...
Sat Mar 20 15:05:10 EDT 2010

That does seem to be the behavior I am seeing, but the manual shows "config
quiet" and "snort -q" as being the same.

Maybe the documentation should not show these two as equivalent?  (I will
test again on another environment on Monday, I thought config quiet got rid
of the message below as well and -q was not necessary, but I need to

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Roesch [mailto:roesch at ...402...] 
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 2:26 PM

IIRC the snort.conf is loaded after a bunch of subsystems initialize,
once it's loaded Snort should be quiet but until then the switch
hasn't been set. If you want quiet-mode from the get go use the -q


On Saturday, March 20, 2010, Lee Clemens <snort at ...2953...> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running Snort on Linux Kernel 2.6.x.
> My snort.conf contains "config quiet" and I am using -c <snort.conf path>
> start.
> However, unless I use -q on the command line, I see startup info, starting
> with (I would think config quiet would eliminate the need to use -q):
> Running in IDS mode
>         --== Initializing Snort ==--
> Initializing Output Plugins!
> <snip>
> Thanks,
> Lee
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