[Snort-users] Problem with Snort 1.9.0 and PostgreSQL

Peter Erickson redlamb at ...7185...
Mon Dec 9 19:45:02 EST 2002

I also ran into this problem when I setup snort last week. After looking at the create_pstgresql script that comes with Snort, I found the problem. When the script creates the sensor table, it defines one of the fields (last_cid) to be 'NOT NULL'. When snort runs for the first time, it tries to add a null value into this field which causes the program to exit. In order to fix it, I dropped the sensor table and recreated it by hand omitting the 'NOT NULL' keyword.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

The create statement I used was:

CREATE TABLE sensor ( sid         SERIAL,
                      hostname    TEXT,
                      interface   TEXT,
                      filter      TEXT,
                      detail      INT2,
                      encoding    INT2,
                      last_cid    INT8,
                      PRIMARY KEY (sid));

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 06:37:27PM -0600, m0use said:
> On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 06:57:59 +0800, Semerjian, Ohanes wrote
> > when u say this not permissions issue which permissions u mean....! 
> > if u mean file then thats not what I'm trying to say. Any database 
> > has it own permissions and they r different from file permission and 
> > it dose not mater even if u were root. U still need to grant the 
> > root a database permission.
> FYI recompiling from CVS fixed it.  It used the same database no problem.  I'm
> very curious what the problem was since no permissions on the database were
> changed.  Since i'm not going to use postgres after all on this project it was
> really an excercise.  But hey everyones gotta have a hobby.
> m0use
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