[Snort-devel] Snort 1.9.0 - Postgresql

Albert E. Whale aewhale at ...1516...
Mon Nov 4 14:04:07 EST 2002

 I am installing Snort-1.9.0 and Postgresql 7.2.12-1mdk, running on
Linux Mandrake 8.2.

With the Database (seemingly) configured and the users added to the
system, I cannot get the snort process to connect to the Database.  My
Snort Startup error is:

FATAL ERROR: database: Connection to database 'snort'

Most of the Documentation appears to reflect the MySQL Database, and I
cannot find any diagnostic information related to Postgresql.

I do know that the Postmaster is listening to Network Connections (-i)
option, that the Snort User exists, and has access to the snort
database.  I am using simplistic passwords, and have enabled Host Access
for the Network which houses the Server.

What other types of errors would produce this startup message?

Albert E. Whale - CISSP
ABS Computer Technology, Inc. - ESM, Computer & Networking Specialists
Sr. Security, Network, and Systems Consultant
Board of Directors - InfraGard - Pittsburgh, PA

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