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22nd March 2005, 11:37 PM
hello to Everybody
newbie & my first post...hope I'll go OK...comments & critics to my style welcome!! :)

I've installed mysql + snort + base on FC3 following the Harper-Olivier guide at:


all goes OK but 2 things:

1) mysql 3.23.58.
at the startup screen I've the following error:

"timeout error occurred starting mysqld daemon: FAILED"

but ...
system settings -> server settings -> services tells that mysqld it's up and running.
it works perfectly...please note that following Harper-Olivier suggestion, I've SElinux disabled (but I've firestarter and ClamAV up and running...)

2) Snort Version 2.3.2 (Build 12)
I'd like snort starting with the sistem, but if I Add to /etc/rc.local the following line:

"/usr/local/bin/snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -i eth0 -g snort"

(Harper-Olivier pg. 12)

the GUI of my machine (Gnome) won't start and the last message that I get from the console is the following:

-*> Snort! <*-
Version 2.3.2 (Build 12)
'''' By Martin Roesch & The Snort Team: http://www.snort.org/team.html
(C) Copyright 1998-2004 Sourcefire Inc., et al.


I've resumed the GUI restarting the system with a rescue cd and commenting the previous line in rc.local.
At the restart (with the Gnome GUI) I've noted that if I pass the

"/usr/local/bin/snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -i eth0 -g snort"

via gnome terminal, snort starts successfully but the console remains open with the same previous message: is it normal?

thanks a lot in advance for your reply,