[Snort-users] newbie ACID setup question

Merrick, Gary Gary.Merrick at ...3973...
Fri Jan 11 11:39:04 EST 2002


That fixed it.  Thanks much!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: roman at ...438... [mailto:roman at ...438...]
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 7:36 PM
> To: Merrick, Gary
> Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Snort-users] newbie ACID setup question
> 
> 
> The MySQL client library is unable to find the domain socket 
> through which
> it is suppose to communicate.  The library expected it at 
> /tmp/mysql.sock.
> Locate where mysqld is creating the mysql.sock and symlink from
> /tmp/mysql.sock to this file.
> 
> shell> ln -s /path/to/mysql.sock /tmp/mysql.sock
> 
> Roman
> 
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, 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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