[Snort-users] newbie ACID setup question

Arvind Clemente arvind at ...4127...
Thu Jan 10 19:49:02 EST 2002

Hi Merrick
    You sure mysql databse been started. Plesae start the same. This error comes when mysql database has hot been started properly


"Merrick, Gary" wrote:

> This is probably something really stupid, but I gotta ask anyway.  Just installed ACID (9.6b19) and MySQL (3.23.36).  Went through the installation instructions in Snort's readme.database, and the ACID installation instructions.  I think I did everything right.
> When trying to run acid_main.php thru a browser, I'm getting the following error:
> Error (p)connecting to DB : snort at ...274...:3306
> Check the DB connection variables in acid_conf.php
>                = $alert_dbname   : MySQL database name where the alerts are stored
>                = $alert_host     : host where the database is stored
>                = $alert_port     : port where the database is stored
>                = $alert_user     : username into the database
>                = $alert_password : password for the username
> Database ERROR:Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
> Any idea what's wrong?
> TIA!
> Gary
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