[Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have problems !!

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at ...9127...
Tue Sep 14 07:11:00 EDT 2004

I personally am not the greatest Linux expert out there, but maybe part
of the problem is the distro that you are using.  For example, after
some pains and starts and finishes, I have snort and acid running on one
box through debian's package system.

Using Debian/Woody and typing dselect gave me the packages I needed,
snort-mysql and Acidlab where the two packages I selected and I
installed the dependencies it checked for.  A little tweaking and I have
a default out of the box version of Snort w/ Acidlab running on it.

Drop me a note directly if you need help

Jonathan Jesse
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-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Lance Boon
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 1:37 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have
problems !!

May I offer a suggestion? 
1. Take the box and start over from scratch.
2. Print out Patrick Harpers install guide, then read it.
3. Take a highlighter and start from the very beginning, when you do
something highlight it and go to the next step.
His guide is designed/setup to help anyone get snort up and running and
if you follow it step by step you won't have a problem. If you have
problems then I would say you've missed a step someplace along the line.

Side note, is it just you that's going to be monitoring snort? From what
it sounds like to me if "he doesn't give a shit" is that he just wants
an ids system in place to say that "yes we are running an intrusion
detection system" to the higher ups. Once you get this up and running
you are going to be dealing with the day to day issues of running it and
that's a whole different ballgame.

-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-admin at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Juan
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 11:12 AM
To: 'snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: [Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have
problems !!

Hi, I spoke with him he doesn't give a shit.

Please help,

I downloaded and installed openssl-0.9.7a-20.2.1.src.rpm
because when I try to install snort-mysql-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm it asked for
libmysqlclient.so.10 an so in tried to install
ibmysqlclient12-4.0.20-67426cl.i386.rpm but this requested:

[root at ...12378... snortinstall]# rpm -ivh
error: Failed dependencies:
        libcrypto.so.0.9.7 is needed by libmysqlclient12-4.0.20-67426cl
        libssl.so.0.9.7 is needed by libmysqlclient12-4.0.20-67426cl

installing open ssl didn't helped....

I also tried find libcrypto and libssl on the net but there isnt any for

They don't exist in the distribution cd neither.

Thanks !!!
-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Butcher, ISC/ISYS [mailto:Alex.Butcher at ...11254...] 
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 6:24 PM
To: Juan Fernandez; 'snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: RE: [Snort-users] I am using Petrick harper's guide still have
oblems !!

--On 13 September 2004 18:17 +0300 Juan Fernandez 
<Juan.Fernandez at ...2210...> wrote:

> I agree with you.
> But my boss dosen't care,
> I must bring up those machines somehow !!!

Just tell him that 4 books cost about the same as a day or two of your

Best Regards,
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