[Snort-users] how to disable compile-time reload option?

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Thu Sep 30 15:15:24 EDT 2010

On 9/30/2010 15:08, Joel Esler wrote:
> The easiest way to fix it would be to remove --enable-reload from your compile options and recompile.

yeah, that's what i'm doing now to test with... i'll probably end up leaving it 
out anyway as it doesn't speed up the (re)loading of snort when the HOME_NET 
and/or DNS_SERVERS (at least) change...

> J
> On Sep 30, 2010, at 2:58 PM, waldo kitty wrote:
>> when snort is compiled with "--enable-reload", can it be disabled in snort.conf?
>> i've not found anything telling how it may be accomplished in snort.conf and my
>> WAG based on other snort.conf entries failed... i have tried the following and
>> snort definitely didn't like it...
>>    config disable_reload
>> i have found "--disable-attribute-reload-thread" but it seems to be a command
>> line option only... does this disable reloading via SIGHUP or just the
>> attributes reloading?
>> speaking of the above, what exactly is "attributes"?
>> where is the above coming from? it is stemming from trying to determine why
>> snort, in my environment, has three threads running instead of one thread...
>> current compile time options are:
>>    --enable-gre
>>    --enable-mpls
>>    --enable-targetbased
>>    --enable-decoder-preprocessor-rules
>>    --enable-ppm
>>    --enable-perfprofiling
>>    --enable-zlib
>>    --enable-reload

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