[Snort-users] stripped-down snort/mysql for newbie
erek at ...577...
Thu Jul 25 18:15:03 EDT 2002
On Thu, 25 Jul 2002, joe van wrote:
> Hello, all. I got the IDS R&D project at work and I figured that the pig
> was just as good as any commercial distribution w/o having to spend 20
> I'm trying to get Snort installed/configured on a pair of pc's running RH
> 7.2 Linux. Now, I know there is an installation guide for RH 7.2 in the
> Snort docs, but I think it might be getting in the way of my basic
> understanding of what Snort does. I just wanna set up the sensor on one
> machine, the mysql db on the other, and that's it.
> I'd love to add in some of the other bells n' whistles ...later. Now I just
> wanna see how the basic product works w/o the Acid, webmin, apache, and so
> Is there a doc for such a stripped-down install, or can I merely disregard
> all the references to the other goodies in the doc?
If you aren't using a 'frontend' like ACID, the mysql might be a bit
of overkill. Esp. if you're just doing testing. You might want to consider
just installing snort and checking out the log files instead of logging to a
db. I'm just a big fan of the Keep it Simple school. :)
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