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Snort configure - unrecognized options

Posted on 2014-12-30
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Trying to install Snort with BASE using this guide - https://www.howtoforge.com/intrusion_detection_base_snort_p3 

When I run this command I get the below error. ./configure --enable-dynamicplugin --with-mysql

WARNING: unrecognized options: --enable-dynamicplugin, --with-mysql

From googling it looks like --with-mysql has been deprecated and I can't seem to find anything on --enable-dynamicplugin.

BASE requires a DB to be setup in order for it to work, can anyone please help me set this up?

Thanks.
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Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
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BASE is waaaaaaay outdated... But as for MySQL being deprecated, it's only the direct output to MySQL that is deprecated. You have to convert Unified2 to MySQL using Barnyard2, then you can get your Snort alerts into MySQL that way. Snort dropped the direct logging to MySQL a year or so ago.
Drop the --with-mysql when configuring Snort.
I'd suggest you try the Security Onion actually. You can choose from Snort, Bro-IDS or Suricata, and it will create and configure a front-end like Sguil and Snorby (which are much more modern than ACID or BASE).
-rich
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Which linux distribution? khm khm.
does ./configure --help list those options? I think no - they are long obsolete, and possibly guide is for some prehistoric version.
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