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Why does the Snort process stop?
From: "Atkins, Dwane P" <ATKINSD () uthscsa edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:14:45 -0600

What am I doing wrong?
Yesterday it the Snort process lasted almost 12 hours.  Before it was almost 48.
If there a place where I can go look at why it quit?  I saw one instance in my /var/log/messages where the interface 
enters promiscuous mode and then leave it.

Where do I start?  I have this on a Dell PowerEdge 2800 so it has enough processor.  What about memory requirements?  
What is the minimum for an intensive packet sniff?

Can I append a troubleshooting log to a file so I can see what is happening?

Thank you all for your help


ps -ef | grep snort
root      1561  1415  0 Jan21 ?        00:41:07 /usr/local/bin/barnyard2 -c /usr/local/snort/etc/barnyard2.conf -G 
/usr/local/snort/etc/gen-msg.map -S /usr/local/snort/etc/sid-msg.map -d /var/log/snort -f snort.u2 -w 
dubay     5231  5198  0 08:13 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto snort
dubay () Wilbur:/var/log/snort$ more /etc/rc.local
#!/bin/sh -e
# rc.local
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
# By default this script does nothing.
# configured to bring up eth1 on reboot
ifconfig eth1 up
# configured to bring up snort
/usr/local/snort/bin/snort -D -u snort -g snort -c /usr/local/snort/etc/snort.conf -i eth1
# configured to bring up barnyard2 on reboot
/usr/local/bin/barnyard2 -c /usr/local/snort/etc/barnyard2.conf -G /usr/local/snort/etc/gen-msg.map -S 
/usr/local/snort/etc/sid-msg.map -d /var/log/snort -f snort.u2 -w /var/log/snort/barny
exit 0
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