Snort not starting
I have installed and done a basic config on snort but it will not start. I did apply a Oink code and watched the rules download and extract. What are some other troubleshooting techniques I can use to see what is happening?
Search the forum. You'll find several still active threads that deal with snort not starting or crashing and things to try.
Worked it a little and found a bunch of posts about memory usage. I removed Squid and Snort started up after switching to 'lowmem'. It's working like a champ.
I'm using a P3 1GHz with 512MB ram.
Is there a reason why Snort seems to be a memory hog? I do not recall it needing that much ram running in Linux.
Snort uses lots of memory on linux too.