[Snort-users] Where does snort write it's errors to.?

Alex Kirk alex.kirk at ...1935...
Thu Mar 31 07:04:33 EST 2005


How did you install Snort? I recently installed it from RPM on Fedora 
Core 3, and it was definitely logging messages to /var/log/messages.

Also, what user are you running Snort as? If that user doesn't have 
write permissions on /var/log/messages, that could be an issue. That's 
especially true if you're starting it from a non-root account like 
"mark" and then suid'ing to, say, the user "snort" -- if you start Snort 
from a root shell and have it suid over, you might at least get error 
messages written out before it suid's.

Alex Kirk
Research Analyst
Sourcefire, Inc.

> Hi All,
> when snort gives errors at startup during boot it doesn't write to 
> either /var/log/boot.log or /var/log/messages. Where can I find the 
> error messages.? I'm using Fedora3. Cheers.
> Mark Sargent.
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