[Snort-users] Problem when adding snort s

Anthony Liberty Thony at ...5579...
Mon Jan 13 18:53:03 EST 2003

Hi larc,

when i add the sensor, and do not active output plugins , snort can run , 
but if i activate output plugins , snort can't run , here is the sensor
message below:

Initializing rule chains...
Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
database: mysql_error: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'x.x.x.243' 
Fatal Error, Quitting..
database: compiled support for ( mysql )
database: configured to use mysql

MySQL server suppose to be in x.x.x.241 , what file should I edit to change
the conf , so that it knows where to connect to MySQL Server.


-----Original Message-----
From: larc [mailto:larc at ...1187...]
Sent: 13 Januari 2003 16:57
To: Anthony Liberty
Subject: Re: RE: [Snort-users] Problem when adding snort s


You are wrong that you don't use curl, probably it's already installed by
default on your system.
If the mgmt can connect, did you activate vars, rules, ... for that sensor?
Did you first push the configuration to the sensor before you try to start
What is the sensor message when you click 'start'?

If this is the first time that you use snortcenter, then you maybe can start
already with the new beta version. It will do a lot more automaticly for u.
If you want to use it, then first drop the snortcenter database and create a
fresh one.


 Anthony Liberty <Thony at ...5579...> wrote:
hi larc,
>the management has connect to the sensor now , but i'm still can't start
>sensor agent.
>no , i don't use curl and do not use ssl connection between the management
>to the sensor agent.
>yes , i have set the same port .
>no , i can't surf to the sensor , but i can surf to the management to add
>and monitor the sensor. am i right ?
>I am using snortcenter-agent v.0.1.6
>and snort mgmt v 0.9.6
>-----Original Message-----
>From: larc [mailto:larc at ...1187...]
>Sent: 13 Januari 2003 16:28
>To: Anthony Liberty; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
>Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Problem when adding snort sensor
>What is the error in the sensor message box?
>Do you have curl installed on the management console?
>Is curl compiled with ssl (if you are using ssl on the agent)?
>Did you enter the same port number on mgmt & agent?
>Can you surf with your browser to the sensor?
>What version of agent & mgmt are u using?
>Hope this helps,
>Stefan D.
> Anthony Liberty  wrote:
>hi Snort user,
>>i'm having a problem when adding snort sensor to snort console on
>>the message shown is " can't connect to 172.16.x.x Retry connecting"
>>please pointing me.
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