[Snort-users] non-root user cannot run snort

Robert Storey y2kbug at ...11032...
Tue Jan 27 05:18:51 EST 2004

Reply to:
  Edin Dizdarevic
  Richard Grime
  Erwin Van de Velde

Thanks to all of you who replied - your information was most helpful. I
understand now how to set up Snort to run as a non-root user. The
following works:

  snort -u bob -dev -l /home/bob/log

It's funny that the Snort users manual makes no mention of this issue. I
think I will write the authors and suggest that it be included.

best regards,
Robert Storey (a confessed newbie)

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