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Old 03-30-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Question Database error Snort

I have installed snort and I too have checked it by applying rules in local.rules.........It logs the packet properly...............But when I went for database......

I found the following problem:-

I configured databse mysql by,

mysqladmin -u root password "<mypassword>"

mysql -u root -p

than I created snort database by,

mysql> create database snort;

on snort.* to snort@localhost;

mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR snort@localhost=PASSWORD('mypassword');

mysql> exit

# cd /usr/local/src/snort-x.x.x/schemas/

# mysql -u root -p < create_mysql snort

than I logged into mysql by,

# mysql -u root -p
Password: <I entered password>
mysql> use snort;
mysql> show tables;

All things were OK till now...........

Now to configure snort.conf to store alerts in database

I removed comment from the line
output database: log, mysql, user=snort password=mypass dbname=snort host=localhost

But when than after I ran it by,

sudo snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -i eth1 -l /var/log

I got the following error:-

ERROR: database: mysql_error: Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (Using password:YES)
Fatal Error, Quitting..
device eth1 left premiscuous mode
audit (1238407935.129:16): dev=eth1 prom=0 old_prom=256 auid=4294967295
Old 03-30-2009, 05:41 AM   #2
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Ya I got tthe things bit solved by applying root name localhost name and password but still things persist here as:-

ERROR: database: mysql_error:can't connect to mysql server on '<local host>' (111) fatal error


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