The maldet real-time monitoring daemon will not start. How can I fix this?

1. Double check that the default_monitor_mode is set:

Edit /usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet and find and set:


2. Some users may also need to increase their inotify file watch limit on their systems before the maldet monitoring daemon will start.

To view your current limit:

cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches

To raise your limit:

echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 > /etc/sysctl.d/sentinel.conf
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/sentinel.conf

Start the service:

service maldet restart

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