[Snort-users] Snort refuses to start/run on Ubuntu 13.04

Tony Robinson deusexmachina667 at ...11827...
Fri Jun 14 21:41:00 EDT 2013

Nevermind, I figured it out. I *thought* I had allocated 1GB of ram to the
virtual machine I'm testing autosnort for Ubuntu 13.04 on, and found out I
had allocated only 384mb of ram. What led me to realize it was memory?

I did some googling around, and using the query "kernel:" "send sigkill to"
led me to this:

While yes, android is vastly different from Linux in many ways, they're
both linux. Mid way down the blog I found a print statement for a function
that seems to be doing exactly what Ubuntu was doing to my box when I
attempted to start up snort.

If the system is low on memory, find a process to kill. In this case, snort
kept using more memory than what was available when I attempted to start
it, and the system kept automatically killing it (I wonder why it wasn't
using swap space?)

Ran free -m, facepalmed, then added more RAM, problem resolved.

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 8:29 PM, James Lay <jlay at ...13475...> wrote:

> On Jun 14, 2013, at 5:50 PM, Tony Robinson <deusexmachina667 at ...11827...>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Wondering if any of you experienced a problem starting up snort on
> Ubuntu 13.04?
> >
> > I get snort to install and compile happily on a barebones 13.04
> Server install, but the minute I go to run snort I get this on the terminal:
> >
> > root at ...16408...:~# ps -ef | grep snort
> > root      1691  1641  0 19:43 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto snort
> > root at ...16408...:~# bash /etc/rc.local
> > /etc/rc.local: line 15:  1699 Killed
>  /usr/local/snort/bin/snort -D -u snort -g snort -c
> /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.conf -i eth1
> Run it command line…first start with a test:
> sudo snort -T -c /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.conf
> if that's good try:
> sudo /usr/local/snort/bin/snort -u snort -g snort -c
> /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.conf -i eth1
> Curious to see the output of the above if you can provide.
> James

when does reality end? when does fantasy begin?
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