[Snort-devel] Bad -M option (or manual)

Victor Roemer viroemer at ...3461...
Fri Mar 27 14:15:50 EDT 2015


Elof,

Thanks you for bringing this to our attention; I'll dig into this a bit 
and open a bug internally so that we can address this.

~Victor


On 03/26/15 10:07, elof at ...969... wrote:
> After I upgraded from 2.9.7.0 to 2.9.7.2 (on FreeBSD), syslogging stopped
> working. I had to remove -q and _not_ add -M to get snort to syslog again.
>
>
> You should update the manual to say something like this:
>
>    -q     Quiet operation. Don't display banner and initialization
>           information.
>    -q     Quiet operation. Don't display (or in daemon mode don't syslog)
>           banner and initialization information.
>
>
>    -M     Log console messages to syslog when not running daemon mode.
>           This switch has no impact on logging of alerts.
>    -M     Log console messages to syslog when not running in daemon mode.
>           Using both -D and -M will instead mute all messages to syslog
>           including e.g. SIGUSR1 stats.
>           The -M switch has no impact on logging of alerts.
>
>
> ...and perhaps update the release notes in changelog_2.9.7.2.txt with this
> information.
>
> /Elof
>
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