[Snort-users] Syslog on W2K

Don Don at ...5881...
Wed Jun 12 09:50:06 EDT 2002

I add the remote logging option to the command line, ie.. snort -s
xx.xx.xx.xx:514, altho this over-rules your snort.conf, so i dont think it
would also go to the mysql if you do that, I asked this question a little
while ago as well,
here's what someone told me, i havent tried it yet, but i assume you could
set a variable in the snort.conf being LOG_PID xx.xx.xx.xx (address of
remote syslog), then use the entry noted below, its not really clear to me
how this could be done, I think these commands/lines are unix based, and may
be way off for win32 port of snort.


''excerpt from message from "BShinn"
Here is an excerpt from syslog.conf, you could change the "/var/log/ids" to








Here is the line from snort.conf

output alert_syslog: LOG_LOCAL3 LOG_ALERT LOG_PID

  -----Original Message-----
  From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Steven Williams
  Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:57 PM
  To: 'snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
  Subject: [Snort-users] Syslog on W2K


  I am using snort 1.8.6 on W2K.

  I wish to log to the mysql database, but also log to a syslog server using
the commands below;

  output alert_syslog: LOG_AUTH LOG_ALERT host=X.X.X.X

  output database: alert, mysql, user=username dbname=database
sensor_name=sensor1 password=password host=X.X.X.X

  When I run snort, I get a warning message stating "Unrecognized syslog
facility/priority: host=X.X.X.X"

  Has anyone successfully got snort to syslog to a remote syslog server? If
so, can you let me know how you did it?

  Also, has anyone got anything like Swatch on a W32 machine to report from
Syslog Files?



  Steve Williams

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