[Snort-users] snort logging to a mysql backend

Vella James at MITTS james.vella at ...6295...
Thu Jul 11 14:36:03 EDT 2002

hey guys!

i have a headless freebsd 4.6 box, as setup per instructions "Tutorial for a Basic Snort/MySQL install on FreeBSD 4.4 Stable", yet the startup script (snort.sh located at /usr/local/etc/rc.d/) generates the below logs on startup, any ideas?

/kernel: rl0: promiscuous mode enabled
snort: database: mysql support is not compiled in this copy
snort: FATAL ERROR: Check your configurations file to be sure you did not mis-spell "mysql". If you did not, you will need to reconfigure and recomplile ensuring that u have set the correct options to the configure script. Type "./configure --help" to see options for the configure script.
/kernel: rl0: promiscuous mode disabled

the above has been done. if i were to hash out the 'output to mysql' (syntax in snort.conf is perfect) in the snort.conf file and unhash (lets say) the xml logging the script works, and snort starts!

can anyone shed any light, appologies if this is a dumb question, but i've been stumped!



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