[Snort-users] Snort failes to connect to postgres db

T.Shaw hshaw at ...6629...
Fri Aug 16 09:44:03 EDT 2002

Hello all!
I'm sort of new with snort and trying to get it to log to a postresql db. 
I followed the instructions and have built the db via the sql scripts.
I can log onto the db manual and look at the tables just fine. But when it comes to starting snort (1.8.7) i'm getting the error:

database: compiled support for ( postgresql )
database: configured to use postgresql
database:          user = snort
database: password is set
database: database name = snort
database:          host = localhost
database:   sensor name =
database: Connection to database 'snort' failed
Fatal Error, Quitting..

I don't think this is a SNORT issue.. but i'm trying to troubleshoot from both ends.. if i can log in manually as the user snort to the database snort, why can't the snort config file?

Any help would be appreciated.. 

Terrelle Shaw

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