[Snort-users] Barnyard2 -ERROR: Unable to allocate memory! (3737895080 requested)

wkitty42 at ...14940... wkitty42 at ...14940...
Fri Jun 2 16:16:27 EDT 2017

On 06/02/2017 12:38 AM, ‫moon sun‬ ‫ wrote:
>   I used hping3 to simulate Dos attackby  :
> $ sudo hping3example.com -c 10000 -d 120 -S -w 64 --flood -p 80
> And i logged it by snort to log file.
> Then I used barnyard2 to send this log file to snort mysql , but it give me this error :
> ERROR: Unable to allocate memory!  (3737895080 requested)
> Fatal Error, Quitting..
> Barnyard2 exiting
> database: Closing connection to database "snort"
> before simulating the dos attack and logged it , it was work fine.
> Why this happen and how can I fix it?

it is trying to allocate 3Gig of RAM... i'd imagine that that's a pretty large 
U2 file it is trying to deal with...

FWIW: quoting from https://github.com/firnsy/barnyard2


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