[Snort-users] Snort 2.2.0, MS-SQL Server 2000, ODBC

Paul Martin pmartin at ...11611...
Wed Sep 8 10:56:08 EDT 2004

I've installed Snort/Apache/RH/MySQL according to Patrick Harper's HOWTO 
on the Snort page, and everything's been working just fine.  
Unfortunately, now the PTBs want to migrate our databases to MSSQL as 
opposed to MySQL.  I understand that Snort does not support MSSQL 
natively under linux, and as such, I need to use the ODBC option.  I've 
recompiled Snort with ODBC support, with no problem.  I compiled and 
installed the ODBC interface from www.unixodbc.org, which make'd and 
installed just fine.  However, now I need to configure it so that the 
ODBC will communicate with the MSSQL server.

The instructions say that it is very similar to the Data Sources: ODBC 
under windows.  The only problem is that I am running this Snort server 
sans WM.  No GUI.  So I have to configure this beast command-line.  Or 
do I?  All I know is that whenever I run "snort -c 
/etc/snort/snort.conf", I get:

ERROR: database: ODBC unable to connect.
Fatal Error, Quitting..

Any advice?  This is driving me nuts.

Paul Martin
Network Technician
Hilton Grand Vacations Co.
(407) 393-3034
pmartin at ...11611...

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