[Snort-users] snort in centos not HUPing

Agus agus.262 at ...11827...
Wed Apr 13 11:59:37 EDT 2011

Exactly what i read but couldn't find a way to fix it without giving
perms to snort to the dir.. i will try your suggestion. thanks for the

2011/4/13 Jason Wallace <jason.r.wallace at ...11827...>:
> In Gentoo we place the PID file in /var/run/snort/<file.pid> and then
> set /var/run/snort/ to be owned by the user used to run snort. If you
> drop root privileges when you start snort then the snort user does not
> have permissions to delete the pid file from /var/run (typically owned
> by root).
> That would be my guess as to what your problem is.
> Thx,
> Wally
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Agus <agus.262 at ...11827...> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> snort-2903 --enable-reload, centos5, using the rpm/snortd
>> Whenever i stop snort i get the error
>> snort[28654]: Could not remove pid file /var/run//snort_eth0.pid:
>> Permission denied
>> No biggie as it then starts ok; buttt, when i HUP snort it dies with
>> that same error; so i cant HUP it.
>> I googled and found solutions but for other distros that dont work with Centos.
>> I tried chown snort:snort to the pid and pid.lck files but same error persists.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Cheers,
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