[Snort-users] Snort running on Linux 8.0

Vince McGinnis VINCE at ...9755...
Wed Jul 30 08:26:33 EDT 2003

I am looking for some help as I am a newbie to snort running on a Linux box.
Here is the breakdown on the install of snort:
mkdir /etc/snort
mkdir /var/log/snort
tar -xvzf snort-2.0.0.tar.gz
cd snort-2.0.0 
./configure - with mysql=/usr/local/mysql
make install
cd rules
cp * /etc/snort
cd ../etc
cp snort.conf /etc/snort
cd *.config /etc/snort
I modified the snort.conf file with the following
var Rule_PATH /etc/snort/
output database: log, mysql, user=root password=password dbname=snort
I then set Snort to start automatically 
I changed the snort file in init.d to the following
Chmod 755 snort
cd /etc/rc3.d
ln -s ../init.d/snort S99snort
ln -s ../init.d/snort K99snort
cd /etc/rc5.d
ln -s ../init.d/snort S99snort
ln -s ../init.d/snort K99snort
I setup up the database in MYSQL and verified that it created correctly.
Now my trouble is when I go to start Snort with snort -D -c snort.conf it
comes right back to the prompt with no error but looking at processes
running it does not start. I cannot find anywhere if there is a log on
errors when starting. I am at a lost as to why it is not starting. 
Any help you can give will be appreciated and thanks in advance for taking
the time to read this.
Vincent J. McGinnis
Senior Systems Integration Specialist
Library Video Company
7 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
P: 610-645-4000 x219
F: 610-645-4090
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