[Snort-users] Snort silently dying...

Y M snort at ...15979...
Wed Mar 11 16:40:30 EDT 2015


Besides from upgrading to a newer Snort version, do you see any messages in syslog that may indicate what errors caused it o terminate?

> Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 17:34:50 -0300
> From: tron at ...4514...
> To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Snort-users] Snort silently dying...
> 
> Hi,
> Version 2.9.6.0 GRE (Build 47), running on Ubuntu 14.04.
> W/o any change, it started to die. I'm usually running 2 copies (one per 
> interface of interest, so to say).
> I do report to dshield and became suspicious because I had not reported 
> anything in a day. Checked and there was only one of them running.
> 
> Most alarms I get come from SIP attacks. There is no "unusual activity" 
> that I'm aware of, but something is killing it.
> 
> Is there anything easy to track this down, short of starting a packet 
> trace and correlating the time of death (indicated by the interface 
> leaving promiscuous mode only) ?
> 
> I should update too, I guess, but that will be like sweeping under the 
> rug, wouln't it ?
> 
> TIA,
> -- 
> Carlos G Mendioroz  <tron at ...4514...>
> 
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