[Snort-users] error connecting to mysql

Senthil Prabu.S prabu333 at ...8908...
Thu Nov 18 01:05:11 EST 2004


>I followed the instructions of the setup manual one by one posted on
> snort.org (at least I believe I did so) to setup Snort on Fedora core
> 3.
> But after setting up ACID and testing 
> http://localhost/acid/acid_main.php
> 
> I get the following error
> 
> Error (p)connecting to DB : snort at ...274...
> 
> Check the DB connection variables in acid_conf.php
> 
>               = $alert_dbname   : MySQL database name where the
> alerts are stored
>               = $alert_host     : host where the database is stored
>               = $alert_port     : port where the database is stored
>               = $alert_user     : username into the database
>               = $alert_password : password for the username
>             
> 
> Database ERROR:Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
> '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (13)
> 
> I checked to see if mysql was running  with netstat and I checked to
> see if I could login to mysql as "snort" user. Both resulted positive.
> 
> I checked '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' to see if the file was created
> and it was there, also the permission were 777 so to me looked fine.


Then,there is something wrong in your mysql  server configuration,
refer this page,http://www.linux-mag.com/2001-03/mysql_03.html

Hope this will help you,

--
Senthil Prabu.S
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