[Snort-users] troubleshooting dead snort

Juan Jesus Prieto jjprieto at ...16842...
Tue Dec 16 15:06:25 EST 2014

Hi Robert,

   Try runnig snort with 'ulimit -c unlimited' in its init script or in 
the shell running in foreground mode. This will dump a core file, needed 
for debugging issue.


El 16/12/14 20:02, Robert Millott escribió:
> My snort IDS keeps dying and I don't know why. Anyone got some good 
> suggestions on where to start looking?
>    I am running snort 2.9.6 with barnyard 2.1.10 beta2 on Gentoo 
> 3.12.13.  It starts up just fine and runs like a champ. sometimes it 
> will run fine for days, but eventually, I come in and run a "ps ax | 
> grep snort"  and its just gone.   Barnyard is usually still going, but 
> obviously not doing much without snort. I check the logs and see 
> nothing about it halting. There is still a pid in /etc/snort/pid, so I 
> don't think it closed down nicely.
>   I've looked at the performance data, but it just shows that it was 
> running, but doesn't give me any indication of why it stopped.
> Suggestions would be appreciated.
> -- 
> Robert Millott
> President, Millott and Associates
> (443) 255-3588
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