[Snort-users] session.log

sekure sekure at ...11827...
Thu Oct 7 06:30:26 EDT 2004


is session.log where you are writing stream4 stats?  In that case I am
surprised it's so small. :)  Mine grows at a rate of about 5MB/hour...

Anyway, to answer your question, you have to HUP snort to get it to
write to the new file.  That's the only way, otherwise it keeps
writing to the old filehandle, which no longer exists.  Even creating
a new file will not help until you kill -HUP snort


On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 17:49:46 -0500, Chris <cpollock at ...741...> wrote:
> My /var/log/session.log has grown to over 5mb so I setup logrotate to
> compress the log daily.  Problem is a new one hasn't been created since
> about 4am this morning.  Is there another way to prevent the log growing so
> large?  If I have logrotate create a session.log file after compressing,
> will that work correctly?
> 
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