[Snort-users] troubleshooting dead snort

Livio Ricciulli livio at ...15149...
Tue Dec 16 20:24:40 EST 2014


I bet it runs out of memory. Do you have a swap partition?
On 12/16/2014 12:06 PM, Juan Jesus Prieto wrote:
> 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.
>
> Regards.
>
> 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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