[Snort-users] error snort + MySQL - SAME PROBLEM HERE.

Christopher.Downs at ...9270... Christopher.Downs at ...9270...
Fri May 23 08:45:17 EDT 2003

What are the snort compile args you used ? here is what im compiling with
in a chrooted $ENV:

[root at ...9273... snort-2.0.0]# ./configure
--bindir=/var/chroot/snort/usr/bin/ --sbindir=/var/chroot/snort/usr/sbin/
--libexecdir=/var/chroot/snort/lib/libexec/ --libdir=/var/chroot/snort/lib/
[root at ...9273... snort-2.0.0]#

Also are you running MySQL on the localhost or another machine on the
network ? I am currently attempting to log to a remote host.

Here is my error at start:

---------------------- snip --------------------------
telnet_decode arguments:
    Ports to decode telnet on: 21 23 25 119
database: compiled support for ( )
database: configured to use mysql
database: 'mysql' support is not compiled into this build of snort

ERROR: If this build of snort was obtained as a binary distribution (e.g.,
or Windows), then check for alternate builds that contains the necessary
'mysql' support.

If this build of snort was compiled by you, then re-run the
the ./configure script using the '--with-mysql' switch.
For non-standard installations of a database, the '--with-mysql=DIR'
syntax may need to be used to specify the base directory of the DB install.

See the database documentation for cursory details (doc/README.database).
and the URL to the most recent database plugin documentation.
Fatal Error, Quitting..

[cdowns at ...9273... cdowns]$

Here is my snort run start command with args:

[cdowns at ...9273... cdowns]$ cat snort_start.sh
cd /var/chroot/snort/usr/bin/ ; ./snort -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -C -c
../../etc/rules/snort.conf -l ../../var/log/snort/ &
[cdowns at ...9273... cdowns]$

Thanks again, I would like to find out what the hell is going on hehe.


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