-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Just wrote a very bare-bones HOWTO (if you can even call it that) for installing Snort on OpenBSD 3.5.
Harry brought up the uid issue (my useradd statement will just add _snort as a user, and not within the daemon uid range, typically the 500s), so I checked out Postfix's pkg INSTALL script:
-g =uid \
-c "Postfix Daemon" \
-d /nonexistent \
-s /sbin/nologin \
-u 507 _postfix
The fact that it's hard-coded suggests to me that there's a daemon to uid map for OpenBSD somewhere, but I'll be damned if I know how to find it.
snort isn't listed, so I assume I'd have to contact the snort port maintainer, and ask that he allocate a uid or something.Posted by: bda at May 26, 2004 12:41 PM