[Snort-users] Usage stats.

Matthew Collins Matthew.Collins at ...1681...
Tue Sep 11 01:15:02 EDT 2001

The output from kill will not be the snort stats. The snort stats will be dumped on whatever console you started snort from. I use snort in daemon mode, and the stats are dumped into daemon.log by syslog.

Try this.

run snort on 1 console (without the -D option)
switch to another console
kill -USR1 [snort pid]
switch back to snort console, you will see the usage stats.

The only issue then, is where the stats go when you use the -D option.

>>> John Sage <jsage at ...2022...> 10/09/01 19:13:34 >>>
Ah, yes, *that* was the issue...

In fact, when I do any of:

ps ax | grep blahblahblah

and then kill -USR1 [snort pid]...


skill -USR1 [snort pid]...

or even

kill -USR1 [snort pid] > /dev/console

none of it works as suggested by man snort.

This is with snort-1.8.1-RELEASE...

Methinks something's broke..?

- John

Dell, Jeffrey wrote:

> If you do any of those things that you mentioned you don't get the stats.
> Jeff
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Sage [mailto:jsage at ...2022...] 
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 12:37 PM
> To: Dell, Jeffrey
> Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net 
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Usage stats.
> Given the basic approach of KISS, how about the classic:
> ps ax | grep 'snort*'
> and then do a kill [whatever] from the pid that's displayed?
> Or even the ultra-minimalist:
> ps ax | more
> and when you see snort, ^C and do a kill of your choice...
> - John

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