FreeBSD snort

Cheng-Lung Sung clsung at
Tue Jan 8 19:56:00 PST 2008


    Is there any information about running snort as non-root? 

On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 01:30:47AM +0100, Helmut Schneider wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for maintaining snort.
> Currently the default snort_flags are "-Dq". Running snort as root IMO is a 
> bad idea. Would you mind to change snort_flags to "-Dq -u nobody -g nobody" 
> or "-Dq -u snort -g snort" in /usr/local/etc/rc/snort? Personally I prefer 
> using the "-t" option even more.
> Thanks and Regards, Helmut 

Alan Cheng-Lung Sung - clsung@
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