[Snort-users] mysql logging trouble

Frontgate Lab mdiwan at ...200...
Fri Oct 12 09:37:10 EDT 2001

Hiya.. im asking this again in a separate email so that topics dont get

how do i figure out why the snort alerts are not getting into my
mysql database even when i have the following line in the snort.conf?

# database: log to a variety of databases
# See the README.database file for more information about configuring
 output database: log, mysql, user=user dbname=snort host=localhost
# output database: alert, postgresql, user=snort dbname=snort
# output database: log, unixodbc, user=snort dbname=snort
# output database: log, mssql, dbname=snort user=snort password=test
# as databases or the network can now be avoided.  
# and a mysql database.
#   output database: log, mysql, user=snort dbname=snort host=localhost

when i do a process listing in mysql it seems that snort  is no longer
logged in from localhost after some time elapses. 

Also has anyone figured out how to get portscans into the database?

i have the following setup on redhat 7.1 :

[root at ...3795... /root]# snort -V

-*> Snort! <*-
Version 1.8.1-current (Build 79)
By Martin Roesch (roesch at ...1935..., www.snort.org)

[root at ...3795... /root]# rpm -q MySQL

[root at ...3795... /root]# rpm -q MySQL-Max

ps ax | grep snort
 4483 ?        S      0:28 snort -D -s -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l
15562 pts/3    S      0:00 grep snort

thank you :)


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