Starting, Restarting and Stopping the Sguil Server

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To manage the central Sguil server processes, change to the scripts subdirectory of the InstantNSM distribution and run instantnsm_install.pl as root:

# cd ~/instantnsm/scripts
# ./instantnsm_install.pl

The installation script should now show you the main menu:

InstantNSM Configuration Utility v0.7.0
David J. Bianco <david@vorant.com>


Select software to configure on this system:

  1)    Configure sguil server
  2)    Configure sguil sensor
  3)    List installed sensors
  4)    Remove a sensor
  5)    Start/Restart a sensor
  6)    Stop a sensor
  7)    Sensor status
  8)    Start/Restart the server
  9)    Stop the server
  10)   Server status
  99)   Exit Configuration Script
>

Since the server typically starts itself at boot time, you'll probably only restart it if you've intentionally stopped the server or if part of it has died. To start a server or to restart a running server, selection option #8 (Start/Restart the server).

If you want to stop the server, you can select option #9 (Stop the server).

In either case, the script will then do as you have asked. If you are starting or restarting the server, it may take a few minutes for all sensors to reconnect, but they should do so automatically.

It might also be a good idea to check the server status, just to make sure everything worked as you intended.