init script starts argus, but hangs

Carter Bullard carter at
Fri Dec 14 16:18:59 EST 2012

Hey Craig,
If your script runs successfully from the command line, it should run fine under chkconfig, HOWEVER,
depending on what you're doing, you may need argus to either run in the foreground or background.

You have ARGUS_DAEMON=yes in argus.conf, but how is your script trying to call argus?
If there is a " -d " it will toggle the DAEMON mode off.  Don't do that.

If it is failing, it maybe a permissions or a path issue, such as a LD_LIBRARY_PATH problem,
as the script will run in a different environment than you shell.

Debug messages for daemonized argus will be written to syslog.


On Dec 14, 2012, at 4:11 PM, Craig Merchant <cmerchant at> wrote:

> Using the init script provided in the Startup directory, I can successfully start the service from the command line.  But the script never exits.  It hangs at “Starting argus”.  It fails at startup.
> The only change I made to the init script was to change the chkconfig setting so that argus started after snort (where pfdnacluster_master is managed).
> Attached is my argus.conf file.  I’ve compiled argus with debug support.  Where does the debug info get logged?
> Thanks!
> Craig
> <argus.conf>

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