[Snort-users] Time off in MySql database
Andrew.Hutchinson at ...3639...
Thu Aug 29 06:21:03 EDT 2002
Not sure what OS you're running, but is it possible that the machines
are configured for different timezones? I use redhat generally (please
direct all flames to /dev/null...), and you can check the timezone
configuration in /etc/sysconfig/clock. They have a little ncurses app
called "timeconfig" that lets you change your config. I'd check that
Just as a suggestion (again, see above for flame redirection
instructions), I like to run all of my servers using UTC. Once you get
used to the mental correction for local time, it makes things much
easier. I don't ever have to adjust for Daylight Savings, and if I need
to tell somebody when an event took place, it is very easy - it doesn't
matter if they're in Abilene or Abu Dhabi, Zulu time is the same the
whole world 'round.
From: Chuck Curto [mailto:Chuck.Curto at ...3919...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 10:26 AM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Time off in MySql database
I have many Snort sensors dumping their logs into one IDS manager. The
Snort sensors are on RedHat Linux computers and the IDS Manager is also
a RedHat Linux computer running Apache, MySql, and Acid. The time on all
the sensors and the manager are the same (I'm using NTP), and when I
bring up the main screen of Acid the "Queried on" date is correct.
The problem I'm having is when I open up any alert detail. The date and
time on the alerts are off and they're not all off the same amount. When
I look at the "data" table in MySql, the dates and times are off in
there. I know Acid is just showing what's in the MySql database but I
can't figure out why the date and time is off. I can't figure out if
it's the sensors or the IDS manager that's causing the problem but the
data isn't as useful to me if the date and time isn't correct.
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