[Snort-users] Snort Win32 Process Stalling

Steven Williams Steven.Williams at ...4864...
Wed Jan 22 20:10:07 EST 2003

I've been running Snort on W2K for over 12 months now following the
excellent doco Michael Steele provides via www.silicondefense.com

However, since I upgraded to Version 1.9.0beta6-ODBC-MySQL-WIN32 (Build 209)
I have had nothing but problems.

The problem I am experiencing is that the snort process hangs, so CPU time
increments and I don't get any packets forwarded to my MySQL / ACID server.
The only way to stop this is to stop the snort service and start it again.
This may last an hour or so before it stalls.

Actions taken so far include;

* Using both Srvany and FireDaemon to run snort as a service
* Removing WinPCap ensuring old versions have necessary files and .dlls
removed, as per instructions on the WinPCap web site.
* Installing various versions of WinPCap

Does anyone have any tips? My next step is to trash everything including the
OS and start again following Michaels guide word for word.

Thanks in advance


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