[Snort-users] Fwd: Snort not righting to DB

Louis Bohm lbohm at ...14154...
Wed Jun 20 10:46:13 EDT 2007

Sorry about that...


Anyway I am trying Barnyard and having no luck with it.  I downloaded
ver 0.2 of it from snort.org and compiled it with mysql support.  In the
barnyard.conf file I am guessing I use the output type for acid if I
want to log it into the db????  So I created an output like this:

 output log_aciddb: mysql, sensor_id 1, database snortDB, server
localhost, user snortuser, password XXXXX, detail full


And when I run it barnyard say:

            WARNING /etc/snort/barnyard.conf(138) => Unknown output
plugin "log_aciddb" referenced, ignoring!Fatal Error, Quitting..



So how do I tell barnyard about the plugins???




Louis Bohm
Network Administrator
Adnexus Therapeutics


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Date: June 20, 2007 9:01:16 AM EDT

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Subject: RE: [Snort-users] Snort not righting to DB

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Here is my startup command line. 

/usr/sbin/snort -A fast -b -d -D -I -i eth1 -u snort -g snort -c
/etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort/eth1

If I did what you suggest (using a unified output module) what would you
recommend I use to do this?  What are the differences between the output
modules?  I ask because I have never used them before.





Louis Bohm
Network Administrator
Adnexus Therapeutics


From: Joel Esler [mailto:joel.esler at ...1935...] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 8:35 AM
To: Louis Bohm
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Snort not righting to DB


What is your Snort command line options when you run it?


FWIW -- It is HIGHLY suggested that you not log directly from Snort to
the DB.  It IS suggested that you use the unified output module and use
something like Barnyard or similar to read the unified files and put
them in the DB.  


But for now, what does your command line look like?



On Jun 20, 2007, at 8:08 AM, Louis Bohm wrote:

I am running Snort on a Centos 5 machine with MySql
5.0.22-2.1.  When I built snort I built it with the mysql option.  In
the snort.conf file I have the following:

 output database: log, mysql, user=snortuser password=xxxxx
dbname=snortDB host=localhost detail=full


And I am also getting an alert log and a regular log file for each


At present I am not seeing a lot of events because I have not plugged
the box in to a lot of places but I am seeing some and it is showing in
the logs.  However, I am getting nothing in the database.  I am not even
seeing a connection between snort and the DB.  Snort is reporting NO
errors what so ever.  And if I run snort -T -c /etc/snort/snort.conf I
see that it logs in to the DB with no problems.


I know this should work I have done it before...  Any thoughts?





Louis Bohm
Network Administrator
Adnexus Therapeutics



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