[Snort-users] Free Inodes

Jason security at ...5028...
Tue Jun 7 22:33:11 EDT 2005

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> I know the whole "I'm running out of inodes" thing is in the FAQ.
> What I don't understand is why a potentially large directory is put in 
> what is one of the typically smallest directories.

I'm confused by this statement. Why wouldn't the logs be placed under 

> How can I change this directory?  Under FreeBSD I've tried a symlink 
> from /usr/local/var/log/snort to /var/log/snort but it looks like that's 
> blown away and replaced by a real directory at snort startup.
> I'm less thrilled by the idea of moving all of /var/log under /usr to 
> fix this.
> Is there a config file I can tweak to handle this?


> Also, I figure I can clean out the directory with a periodic cron tab 
> (every five minutes)
> find / -atime +1h -delete
> Will this break things?


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