[Snort-users] Can you make snort work with mysql after first installing snort?

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...14940...
Thu Apr 24 20:43:02 EDT 2014

On 4/24/2014 3:01 PM, Steve Crow wrote:
> Hi, I installed snort; now I would like to increase its usefulness by using some
> reporting tools. It seems mysql is needed. Can snort be made to work with mysql
> via configuration, or does it have to be re-configured and go through make and
> make install again?

you only need to install the other tools and ensure that they can find your 
snort's unified2 output file which you need to configure in your snort.conf... 
those tools, like barnyard2, will take the data from the U2 (unified2) log file 
and insert them into the database... whatever database you choose to use and 
that they support...

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