[Snort-users] Snort-users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 13
wkitty42 at ...14940...
Thu Jul 11 05:59:58 EDT 2013
On 7/11/2013 04:56, anagha b wrote:
> I solved the root access problem by changing barnyard.conf but I am still not
> getting one point that I configured snort with user anagha and I have to run
> snort as root ?
> Can anybody give solution for it .
normal users do not have access to administration or system level objects...
they do not need it and you do not want them to have such due to security
risks... you also do not want to run snort as root or administrator in case it
using the -u -g options does not run snort as root... you /start/ snort as root
so it can have access to the system objects it needs to do its job and then it
switches its user and group to those specified on the command line and runs as
them... this is why it is recommended to set up a user specifically for snort
(and maybe other services) that has no login capability... some systems set up a
snort user and group specifically for snort to use... others may have a nobody
user and group that several services use... snort might be one of those services
along with httpd, smtpd and others... how you do this is up to you but the user
used should not have login capabilities at all... in many cases, this is as easy
as setting their shell to "/bin/false"...
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