Subject: [Snort-users] Reload rules w/o restarting ? (or overwriting snort.log)

Erek Adams erek at ...577...
Mon Oct 15 11:29:04 EDT 2001

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 Steve.Rudolph at ...3595... wrote:

> Maybe I have a problem here then.  It does overwrite the logfile everytime
> and does not seem to save the old one!
> This is my run command: /usr/local/bin/snort -i eth0 -b -o -l
> /var/snort/logs/ -L snort.log -c /var/snort/conf/snort.conf -D
> Might there be something in the snort.conf file?

hrm...  What version of snort are you using?  With the CVS version, I get the
[erek at ...3819...]/local/home/snort/var/log/snort#snort -V

-*> Snort! <*-
Version 1.8.1-current (Build 82)
By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...1935...,
[erek at ...3820...]/local/home/snort/var/log/snort#ls -l 1015*
-rw-------   1 snort    snort          0 Oct 15 11:14 1015 at ...3821...
[erek at ...3820...]/local/home/snort/var/log/snort#

Perhaps you might want to upgrade if it's an older version?

On the snort.conf side the only line that I have configured for output is:

output log_tcpdump: snort.log

Hope that helps!

Erek Adams

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