[Snort-users] log into postgresql

mysiar at ...3879... mysiar at ...3879...
Sun Oct 21 10:27:05 EDT 2001

I'm brand new to snort, just finished compilation. :-)
I tried to run it with logging into postgresql but with no luck
I creted user called snort for postgres using: 
and I also created db for this user:
createdb snort -U snort
I have this database beasue when I run pgsql snort 
and \l results are:

  List of databases
 Database  |  Owner   
 snort     | snort
 template0 | postgres
 template1 | postgres
(3 rows)

results from running snort are
Initializing Network Interface eth0
using config file /etc/snort.conf
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Initializating Output Plugins!
Parsing Rules file /etc/snort.conf

Initializing rule chains...
No arguments to frag2 directive, setting defaults to:
    Fragment timeout: 60 seconds
    Fragment memory cap: 4194304 bytes
Stream4 config:
    Stateful inspection: ACTIVE
    Session statistics: INACTIVE
    Session timeout: 30 seconds
    Session memory cap: 8388608 bytes
    State alerts: INACTIVE
    Scan alerts: ACTIVE
No arguments to stream4_reassemble, setting defaults:
     Reassemble client: ACTIVE
     Reassemble server: INACTIVE
     Reassemble ports: 21 23 25 53 80 143 110 111 513
     Reassembly alerts: ACTIVE
Back Orifice detection brute force: DISABLED
Using LOCAL time
database: compiled support for ( postgresql )
database: configured to use postgresql
database:          user = snort
database: database name = snort
database:   sensor name =
database: postgresql_error: ERROR:  Relation 'sensor' does not exist

database: postgresql_error: ERROR:  Relation 'sensor' does not exist

database: postgresql_error: ERROR:  Relation 'sensor' does not exist

database: Problem obtaining SENSOR ID (sid) from

 When this plugin starts, a SELECT query is run to find the sensor id
for the
 currently running sensor. If the sensor id is not found, the plugin
will run
 an INSERT query to insert the proper data and generate a new sensor id.
Then a
 SELECT query is run to get the newly allocated sensor id. If that fails
 this error message is generated.

 Some possible causes for this error are:
 * the user does not have proper INSERT or SELECT privileges
 * the sensor table does not exist

 If you are _absolutly_ certain that you have the proper privileges set
 that your database structure is built properly please let me know if
 continue to get this error. You can contact me at (jed at ...153...).

Fatal Error, Quitting..


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