[Snort-users] "snort dead but subsys locked"

Erek Adams erek at ...577...
Wed Sep 11 11:22:03 EDT 2002

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, [iso-8859-1] Luiz Alberto Cataldo Jr wrote:

> I am with a serious problem.  I am having problems initializing the Snort.
> I am using the Red Hat 7,2, when I enter in/etc/rc.d/init.d and I execute
> the command /snortd start and I receive the message OK. After this I execute
> /snortd status and I receive the message "snort dead but subsys locked". I
> have already looked all the configuration and I did not find anything wrong.
> Somebody knows how i could resolve is.

It seems like there's something wrong with the /etc/rc.d/init.d/snortd script,
and not with snort itself.  Check to make sure that you don't have a config
file error with 'snort -T'.  If that works, then check to see that snort is
working 'snort -vd'.  If all that works, then it's a problem with your script.


Erek Adams

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