[Snort-users] Snort PID file

Michael Anderson mca at ...1717...
Wed Jul 28 07:49:17 EDT 2004


I believe the pid file is only created / updated when snort is run in 
daemon mode (i.e snort -D).

Stef wrote:

>Started snort from the command line:
>
># snort -c /etc/snort.conf
>
># pidof snort
>22735
>
># find / -name snort\*.pid -print
>/var/run/snort/snort_eth0.pid
>
># cat /var/run/snort/snort_eth0.pid
>15430
>
>Could anybody explain to me the above (if it is not obvious yet - I am
>trying to figure out the path to the PID file for snort, for webmin
>module configuration)? Of course, because of the above difference, the
>snort webmin module reports snort as not running ... :(
>
>Thx,
>Stef
>
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