[Snort-users] Run as user?

Joe Hill joehill at ...3945...
Wed Apr 2 23:16:07 EST 2003


On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 01:11:50 -0500 (EST)
Erek Adams <erek at ...950...> wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Joe Hill wrote:
> 
> > sorry, what I meant was to actually run snort without first su'ing to root.
> 
> Not unless you login as root.
> 
well, I'm not *that* much of a noob ;)

> > is there any way to do this and have access to eth0?
> 
> Only if you change permissions on your interface device so that the snort
> user/group can access it.

well, I'm a proud member of that group. I cannot find how to give that group perms on the device though. It's not in /dev...or /proc...where could it be?
> 
> > when I run snort, it says it will write to /var/log/snort, but I find no such directory or file.
> 
> mkdir -p /var/log/snort
> 
done
> > ie. to kill the process?
> 
> No.  Sending snort a HUP will force it to 'restart' and 'reload'.  If you
> change permissions on the device, you will be able to HUP it.
> 
cool
> > I must admit, I only went back about 20 pages...;)
> 
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=snort-users&r=1&w=2
> 
> Has a rather nice search feature.  :)
> 
thanks!
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> Erek Adams
> 
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> 
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