[Snort-users] strange problem with syslog in 2.20

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at ...294...
Thu Sep 2 02:18:05 EDT 2004

I've just upgraded our dev Snort server from 2.1.3 to 2.2.0 and it seems the
syslog output processor is broken.

Here's the confg:

grep ^out /etc/snort/snort.conf
output alert_syslog: LOG_AUTH LOG_ALERT
output database: log, mysql,....

..and here's how snort is called

/usr/sbin/snort-mysql-220 -i eth2 -c \
 /etc/snort/snort.conf -U -y -u snort -g \
 snort -e -o -I -l log -t /var/log/snort not esp 

When I trigger an alert, it shows up in MySQL - but doesn't *normally* show
up in syslog. I'd say around 90% fail to show up.

If I move back to 2.1.3 WITH THE SAME CONFIG - it all works again.

BTW, this is with syslog-ng under RH7 if that makes a difference.

Any ideas?


Jason Haar
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