[Snort-users] snort and mysql5 losing db connection

Jeff Dell jdell at ...1095...
Thu Jun 14 10:42:24 EDT 2007


I couldn't agree with you more, but I think this is partially to do with
barnyard and not the users. Here are a few reasons why I think this is

o. Barnyard hasn't been updated in 3 years. It could be thought that
something this old is no longer supported. (I know it is stable and
working.. so no need to upgrade)
o. Barnyard isn't available on snort.org as a binary package which makes it
harder for some people to install.
o. Not supported on all OS's. one being Windows.
o. The barnyard email list gets more spam then real email.
o. Lack of documentation how to install snort with barnyard. Even in the
online manual at snort.org doesn't talk about how to do this. 

I would bet that most people don't use barnyard even though Snort should not
be used without it.


-----Original Message-----
From: snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:41 AM
To: j.greg.k at ...11827...; snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] snort and mysql5 losing db connection

Greg King wrote:

> Another thread back in 2005 mentioned to use barnyard and not the sql
> connector. That is not an option for base and probably would fail with
> users as well.

Why is Barnyard not an option for BASE users?  Using Barnyard is your
best option.  Direct logging from Snort to MySQL has been a bad idea
for about six years now, but like SQL Slammer it seems to always be
with us...



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