[Snort-users] Question about Sguil

Doug Burks doug.burks at ...11827...
Fri Jun 20 12:36:11 EDT 2014

Hi Matt,

I'd recommend that you download Security Onion and install it in a VM
to get a feel for the Sguil architecture.  In just a few minutes
you'll have the Sguil client, server, and sensor up and running, along
with barnyard2, mysql, pulledpork, and lots of other goodies.


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Matt Martin <MMartin at ...16693...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am currently using BASE as my frontend for Snort. But I get errors when
> clicking into lots of stuff on the GUI, so I’m looking into other GUI
> frontends for Snort. Not to mention mostly every time I click on an “Alert”,
> when the page loads in the browser it just says in red that “Alert Deleted”…
> Don’t know why would it be deleting alerts…
> But anyway, I came across Sguil which seems to be a pretty popular choice
> amongst GUI frontends for Snort. But I am a bit confused by the installation
> process, so I was hoping someone could explain this question below for me…?
> I downloaded the most recent version of Sguil (*Sguil Version 0.9.0). And
> reading about the installation process on a number of different sites I am
> still confused by the Client/Server/Sensor architecture of it. I currently
> have my Snort installation, along with Barnyard2, MySQL, BASE and Oinkmaster
> all on the same server (*I downloaded PulledPork because I heard good
> things, but still need to install it and replace Oinkmaster…). I have had
> Snort running now on this server for a few weeks and it seems to be going
> well, except for the frontend...
> So since I have Snort all contained on a single server am I supposed to
> install Sguil Client, Server, and Sensor on that server as well? If I want
> to use it simply as a frontend to Snort, do I need all 3 of those? I
> couldn’t find any installation docs for Sguil for when Snort and it’s MySQL
> Database are on the same server. All the docs seemed to be for “split” Snort
> installations, i.e. across multiple servers…
> Could anyone explain to me those 3 different parts to Sguil? And whether or
> not I need all 3 of them installed?
> Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated!
> Thanks in Advance,
> Matt
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