[Snort-users] Snort Beer Question

Dominik Gehl dgehl at ...13341...
Fri Sep 23 05:23:25 EDT 2005


the server socket value can be set with


in the /etc/my.cnf file.

Did you restart MySQL after changing the socket value in this file ? Do
you have any MySQL error messages in your logs ? Is the mysql server
process running ?


On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 03:52 -0700, Theodore Stout wrote:
> All,
> Okay, got a problem with installing Snort which has to
> be easy to answer.  I have looked on the web, at
> Harper, and other sources and I still can not figure
> this one out.  I even took the Sourcefire Snort class
> and followed the manual but this problem is still
> there and I know it is easy but I can't find it.
> As such, I have already drunk 2 big hits of beer and
> am planning on drinking more.
> Okay, while installing MySQl I am getting the
> following error message;
> "can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '
> /tmp/mysql.sock' "
> I am at my wits end as to why this occuring.  There is
> what I have already done so you don't tell me
> something I already know.
> cp support-files/my-medium.cnf /etc/my.cnf
> vi /etc/my.cnf
> [client] 
> socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock 
> :wq
> I have changed the socket value to various settings
> looking for the stupid location of that mysql.sock but
> I can not find it.  I have tried this on the following
> OS's.  (Should be meaningless but someone will ask)
> RHEL 4
> FC 1-4 (Yeah I have done this 5 times, all on the
> airplane)
> I got this problem everytime when I was typing
> /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql  The error message would
> only change value from (2), (20) to (111) as I changed
> the value of the sockets settinig.  
> Any idea?  I have my beer ready.  Hopefully this will
> be the last time I ever install Snort and can just use
> Soucefire IS....
> Theo
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