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Old 10-14-2002, 10:16 AM   #1
Olusegun
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I want to start Snort as a service/daemon


I want to know how to start Snort automatically as a service/daemon when Red Hat boots up. I'm running Red Hat 7.3 and Snort 1.8.7. Can anyone give me some advice. Thank you all in advance.
 
Old 10-14-2002, 11:37 AM   #2
markus1982
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Did you compile snort yourself or did you use some kind of binary distribution ? If you've chosen the RPM package, the script should already be placed into /etc/rc.d/init.d if you've been choosing to build snort from the sources (a good idea), the following might be what you're looking for:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# snortd         Start/Stop the snort IDS daemon.
#
# chkconfig: 2345 40 60
# description:  snort is a lightweight network intrusion detection tool that
#               currently detects more than 1100 host and network
#               vulnerabilities, portscans, backdoors, and more.
#
# June 10, 2000 -- Dave Wreski <dave@linuxsecurity.com>
#   - initial version
#
# July 08, 2000 Dave Wreski <dave@guardiandigital.com>
#   - added snort user/group
#   - support for 1.6.2
# July 31, 2000 Wim Vandersmissen <wim@bofh.st>
#   - added chroot support

# Source function library.
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

# Specify your network interface here
INTERFACE=eth0

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
  start)
        echo -n "Starting snort: "
        cd /var/log/snort
        daemon /usr/bin/snort -b -l /var/log/snort -d -D \
                 -i $INTERFACE -c /etc/snort/snort.conf
        touch /var/lock/subsys/snort
        echo
        ;;
  stop)
        echo -n "Stopping snort: "
        killproc snort
        rm -f /var/lock/subsys/snort
        echo
        ;;
  restart)
        $0 stop
        $0 start
        ;;
  status)
        status snort
        ;;
  *)
        echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
        exit 1
esac

exit 0
Copy & paste into /etc/rc.d/init.d/snortd
Code:
chmod 700 /etc/rc.d/init.d/snortd
chkconfig snortd on
 
Old 10-15-2002, 08:23 AM   #3
cottonmouth
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This is timely, I am getting ready to compile snort from source this morning but I seem to have forgotten the process for doing so. I know there is a series of switches and a make file but I seem to have forgotten what it was.

Help?
 
Old 10-15-2002, 10:35 AM   #4
neo77777
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./configure --help
./configure --desired-option=value ....
make
/bin/su
Password:
make install
 
  


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