[Snort-users] snort processes

Derya Sezen funky at ...8796...
Thu Jun 19 15:09:06 EDT 2003

pardon me, i'd rather to say "anybody" instead of "everybody" in my

for multi interface support there's a libpcap patch which accept "any"
as interface, so i think it does need a synchronized process, no?

For mysql queries, i think it must wait the queries to finish to
continue sniffing, so it can also need a synchronization, but as you
said, version 2.0 works only with one process, but i remember i saw
Snort working with more than one thread in a version below 2, not clear

I'm curious if it would be more effective running Snort as

On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 02:58, Matt Kettler wrote:
> At 01:45 AM 6/19/2003 +0300, Derya Sezen wrote:
> >Everybody knows why Snort executes with more than one
> >processes(threads), what are their functions one by one!?
> >
> >thanx
> My advice can be summed up in three words.. "read the source"...
> I can't see why you'd need to know this unless you were already working 
> with the source code anyway.
> might I suggest grepping the code for "pthread" as a starting point?
> I *think* that OLD snort used to do one thread per interface, and that the 
> mysql code also cranks off threads, but current snort 2.0.0 only seems to 
> do one thread plus mysql stuff... however I could be wrong, so if you 
> really need to know the exact number of threads and why they are there, 
> read the source code.
> My copy of snort 2.0.0 only appears to have one thread, and it does not use 
> sql logging.
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Derya Sezen
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