[Snort-users] big problem with the snort and mysql denied access

Michael Steele michaels at ...9077...
Fri Jun 30 22:41:16 EDT 2006

I'm not real sure about your MySQL version but when this happens on a
Windows box you need to:

Drop into the mysql command console and type:

Use database mysql;

SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = OLD_PASSWORD('xxxxxxx');

Note: The xxxxxx is your password for root

Restart snort and mysql

Kindest regards,

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-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Tomás
Rodriguez Orta
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 7:29 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] big problem with the snort and mysql denied access

Hello friends.
I have a big problema with the user, when I execute the shell
pollux#snort -c /usr/local/etc/snort/snort.conf
teh begin run, but stop, and show the follwing error
why ?
X-Link2State Config:
    Ports: 25 691
database: compiled support for ( mysql )
database: configured to use mysql
database:          user = root
database: password is set
database: database name = snort
database:          host = localhost
database:   sensor name =
ERROR: database: mysql_error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'
(using password: YES)
Fatal Error, Quitting..

somebody have any answer for my doubts.

please help me.
best regards TOMAS

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