WG: [Snort-users] snort and acid prob when connecting to mysql

Poppi, Sandro Sandro.Poppi at ...3316...
Wed Mar 20 04:17:04 EST 2002


Thank you Dean,

this works now as a workaround (never thought of linking to a socket ;)

Hope to get more info about why this is so, so I can understand.

Bye,
Sandro
> 
> 
> Hi!,
> 
> > today I ran into a weird problem which I can't explain:
> > 
> > Yesterday I updated snort to the actual 1.8.4 version. I'm 
> running RedHat
> > 7.2, intel, using ACID 0.9.6b21 and mysql 3.23.41. When I 
> called ACID I got
> > 
> > Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 
> '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
> > 
> > although ACID worked before perfectly. According to the 
> ACID FAQ I changed
> > /etc/my.cnf to point to /tmp/mysql.sock and ACID worked 
> again (although 
> > very strange behaviour I can't explain myself).
> > 
> > Now I started snort and what happened? Well
> > 
> > Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> > '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
> > 
> > where /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock was the original location. 
> I'm lost! The
> > only thing I remember what might have changed on that 
> machine is I updated
> > RedHat with the actual RPMS available from RedHat.
> > 
> > How does ACID and/or ADODB (I'm using v1.80) find out which 
> socket to use?
> 
> I have had this problem before with regards to a combination 
> of programs
> compiled from source and others which come in RPM format.  
> One work-around
> solution is to place a symbolic link from /tmp/mysql.sock --->
> /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock.  This should get you up and 
> running in the time
> being, but I suspect that RPM has a "pre-defined" location 
> where it expects to
> find the mysql.sock.
> 
> See ya
> 
> Dean Thompson
> 
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