[Snort-users] Compiling with mysql & mssql support

Will Metcalf william.metcalf at ...11827...
Tue May 1 18:53:13 EDT 2007

mysql and mssql are different.  If you are going to be connecting to  a
mssql database from *nix use odbc....




On 5/1/07, David.Ryan at ...14057... <David.Ryan at ...14057...> wrote:
> All,
> I tried compiling with '--with-mssql' and it didn't complain, or at least
> not that I saw.  When I tried to compile previously without the relevant
> mysql-devel bits it complained loudly, so I expected it to do the same if
> there was something missing from the mssql environment.
> However, when I went to run snort it complained that this version wasn't
> compiled with mssql support.  It then suggested adding the switch (which I
> already did) or adding the database path, but in this instance the database
> is held elsewhere so I don't think the path concept would apply.  Error
> message follows -
> May  1 23:13:34 localhost snort[23378]: Daemon initialized, signaled
> parent pid: 23377
> May  1 23:13:34 localhost snort[23378]: database: 'mssql' support is not
> compiled into this build of snort
> May  1 23:13:34 localhost snort[23378]: FATAL ERROR: If this build of
> snort was obtained as a binary distribution (e.g., rpm, or Windows), then
> check for alternate builds that contains the necessary 'mssql' support.  If
> this build of snort was compiled by you, then re-run the the ./configure
> script using the '--with-mssql' switch. For non-standard installations of a
> database, the '--with-mssql=DIR' syntax may need to be used to specify the
> base directory of the DB install.  See the database documentation for
> cursory details (doc/README.database). and the URL to the most recent
> database plugin documentation.
> I read through README.database as suggested in the error message but I
> didn't see anything that helped in this case.
> Does anyone know of any step by step stuff for getting snort and mssql
> working ?  I know I should be getting snort to write unified output to
> barnyard and not directly to the database, but
> 1) this is a proof of concept environment at the moment - I just want to
> get it working first and *then* optimise it
> 2) from what I have found to date barnyard doesn't have a plugin for mssql
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> David
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