[Snort-users] Output plugins -differences between logging methods?

Rockoff, Dan dan.rockoff at ...4682...
Fri Jan 25 08:40:04 EST 2002

I have successfully set up snort logging to a MySql database, and it has
been running fine for over a month now with no problems.

I am curious however what the differences are between the "output database:
log, and output database: alert" functions.

If I have both enabled, it looks like I get duplicate data for most hits
with the exception of portscans.

Should I just use alert, or am I losing something by not using the "log"

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