[Snort-users] Reload Snort to use new ruleset

Eoin Miller eoin.miller at ...14586...
Tue Jul 26 16:56:33 EDT 2011


On 7/26/2011 8:39 PM, Gibson, Nathan J. (HSC) wrote:
> I have found this only works when running snort as root. Are you
> running snort as root?

This is true.

---SNIP---
May  6 15:59:21 snort: Reload via Signal HUP does not work if you aren't
root or are chroot'ed.
---SNIP---

Doc's don't mention this as far as I could find, but the alerting output
will let you know what the deal is. If you try to reload when running as
a non-root user, Snort just dies.

I ran into the same thing a while back:
http://seclists.org/snort/2011/q2/385

-- Eoin




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