[Snort-users] snort and mysql5 losing db connection

Bamm Visscher bamm.visscher at ...11827...
Thu Jun 14 11:32:35 EDT 2007


Jason,

Is this for unified alert, log, or both?

Bammkkkk


On 6/14/07, Jason Brvenik <jasonb at ...1935...> wrote:
> Interesting that this topic comes up.
>
> I wrote a perl module for handling unified files for just these reasons
> (and many more) it currently lives at:
>
> http://cerberus.sourcefire.com/~jbrvenik/unified_perl
>
> It fully handles unified files and is portable across platforms and
> handles big/little endian issues and 64bit unified files too.
>
> It would not take much work to make the db code a direct replacement for
> barnyard.
>
> http://cerberus.sourcefire.com/~jbrvenik/unified_perl/ufdbtest.pl
>
> So... some questions for the community.
>
> - What is the interest in having a direct barnyard replacement?
> - Anyone interested in taking a stab at it?
> - What other capabilities are desired (I know you want ppp support, Richard)
> - Anyone want to take up documenting it?
>
>
>
>
>
> Jeff Dell wrote:
> > Richard,
> >
> > 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
> > happening...
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Jeff
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net
> > [mailto:snort-users-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Richard
> > Bejtlich
> > 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
> > aanval
> >> 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...
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Richard
> >
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