[Snort-users] Run as user?

Alberto Gonzalez albertg at ...8504...
Wed Apr 2 20:48:32 EST 2003


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> According to the FAQ, the snort tool is supposed to be run as root. Is there any
> way to run it as a regular user, ie. giving myself permission to read 
> the stream through eth0?
> 

(root at ...7183...)(~) snort -?
[..snip..]

    -g <gname> Run snort gid as <gname> group (or gid) after initialization
    -u <uname> Run snort uid as <uname> user (or uid) after initialization

[..snip..]

make sure the logging directory has the proper permissions. And take in 
mind you won't be able to send a HUP signal. Check the snort-users archive 
i believe this came up awhile ago.

 Cheers,
 Alberto Gonzalez

- -- 
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