I apologize if I shouldn’t ask about barnyard2 here.


I have snort up and running with pulledpork snort.rules. I see logs growing in /var/log/snort so I know that is working. For some reason barnyard does not want to write to the database when I include the snort.rules in the snort conf. As soon as I take it out and use just a simple ICMP test in the local.rules it works fine and I see the rule coming across and events getting written to the database.

I add snort.ruels back in and barnyard just sits at this point with nothing being logged to the database:


/usr/local/bin/barnyard2 -c /etc/snort/barnyard2.conf -d /var/log/snort -f snort.u2 -w /var/log/snort/barnyard2.waldo -g snort -u snort

Running in Continuous mode


        --== Initializing Barnyard2 ==--

Initializing Input Plugins!

Initializing Output Plugins!

Parsing config file "/etc/snort/barnyard2.conf"



+[ Signature Suppress list ]+


+[No entry in Signature Suppress List]+


+[ Signature Suppress list ]+


Barnyard2 spooler: Event cache size set to [2048]

Log directory = /var/log/barnyard2

INFO database: Defaulting Reconnect/Transaction Error limit to 10

INFO database: Defaulting Reconnect sleep time to 5 second


Anyone have any idea on why barnyard isn’t working with the snort.rules?? Thanks!!


Sam Johnson

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