[Snort-users] RE: alert_full won't create subdirectories for ip addresses when mysql logging is enabled

L. Christopher Luther CLuther at ...6333...
Mon Dec 2 12:26:11 EST 2002


I too have been bitten by this issue, but for the life of me, I cannot find
any reference for the log_ascii output plugin in the Snort docs:  

http://www.snort.org/docs/SnortUsersManual.pdf

Is this something that is undocumented?  

- Christopher 


-----Original Message-----
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:04:03 -0500
From: "Andrew R. Baker" <andrewb at ...950...>
To: Peter Schobel <drifter at ...7633...>
CC:  snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] alert_full won't create subdirectories for ip
addresses
 when mysql logging is enabled

Peter Schobel wrote:
> I have been searching the lists and have found a few posts on this problem
but 
> couldn't find any posts that described a resolution
> 
> I am using 
> 
> output alert_full
> 
> output alert_syslog: LOG_AUTH LOG_ALERT
> 
> and 
> 
> output database: log, mysql, user=user password=pass dbname=snortlogs 
> host=localhost
> 
> as soon as I turn on the database output, the ip address subdirectories in

> /var/log/snort are not created, when the database logging is disabled, 
> functionality returns to normal 
> 
> I am starting snort with 
> 
>         daemon /usr/sbin/snort-mysql -l /var/log/snort -D -p\
>                  -i $INTERFACE -c /etc/snort/snort.conf


If you are looking for the sub-directory output, you need to enable the 
log_ascii output plugin.  The reason you see them when you have the 
database output plugin disabled is because log_ascii is the default 
packet logging mechanism.

-A

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