[Snort-users] Snort terminates abnormally

Joel Esler jesler at ...1935...
Mon Mar 12 11:59:02 EDT 2012


Looks like another instance of Snort is already running when try and start it, or, the last instance of Snort isn't clearing it's lock properly.

J

On Mar 12, 2012, at 11:53 AM, Alejandro Cabrera Obed wrote:

> Searching under /var/log, the unique fatal error I see is this:
> 
> FATAL ERROR: Failed to Lock PID File "/var/run//snort_eth0.pid" for PID "2216"
> 
> But I can't match this log withe the moment of termination....I will do this.
> 
> 2012/3/12 Joel Esler <jesler at ...1935...>
> It doesn't give you an error message?
> 
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Alejandro Cabrera Obed <aco1967 at ...13610...7...> wrote:
> Dear, I've installed Snort 2.9.2.1 in a Debian Lenny testing box, with the corresponding snort ruleset (2921). I start the instance:
> 
> /usr/local/snort/bin/snort -D -u snort -g snort -c /usr/local/snort/etc/snort-eth0.conf -i eth0
> 
> and after a pair of hours, the Snort terminates and I don't know the problem. 
> 
> Also I put:
> 
> config pcre_match_limit=1500
> config pcre_match_limit_recursion=1000
> 
> 
> 
> but the same problem occurs.
> 
> 
> My testing hardware is an Intel Celeron 2.26 GHZ with 386 MB RAM.
> 
> What could be the problem ???
> 
> Special thanks.
> 
> 
> Alejandro
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