[Snort-users] [Snort-Users] Barnyard2 not starting

beenph beenph at ...11827...
Fri Jul 8 13:26:54 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Michael Lubinski
<michael.lubinski at ...11827...> wrote:
> After barnyard2 randomly crashes I try to restart and I get this error;
>   --== Initialization Complete ==--
> Jul  8 12:05:37 sensor barnyard2[6819]: Barnyard2 initialization completed
> successfully (pid=6819)
> Jul  8 12:05:37 sensor barnyard2[6819]: Using waldo file
> '/var/log/snort/barnyard2.waldo':     spool directory = /snortlogs     spool
> filebase  = snort.u2     time_stamp      = 1310131063     record_idx      =
> 103
> Jul  8 12:05:37 sensor barnyard2[6819]: Opened spool file
> '/snortlogs/snort.u2.1310131063'
> Jul  8 12:05:37 sensor barnyard2[6819]: FATAL ERROR: Unknown record type
> read: 110
> Snort stays running but randomly barnyard2 crashes.

Ok, its not a crash. Its a symptom caused by Extra data record type.

Now i  see that you are running 2-1.8

This is fixed in 2-1.9 that you can fetch at

Once you download it, you will need to read the README that will guide
you thru the build process.
(mainly use autoreconf before ./configure (your option) , make and the
copy the barnyard2 binary where needed.)

Now, 2-1.9 and upcomming 2-1.10 handle extra record but will ignore them.

There is a chance that output module in 2-2.x series start to handle
extra data but this is not a fixed feature yet,
alot of things have to fall in place before a concrete way to handle
extra-data records are passed to output pluggins for processing.

I hope it will fix your issue.


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