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Intrusion Detection Systems with Snort: Advanced IDS Techniques Using Snort, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and ACID by Rafeeq Ur Rehman

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6.2. Installation and Configuration

Since ACID needs additional packages, like PHPLOT, GD library and so on, to work, you need to make sure that everything is installed properly. Fortunately you can install different components independently from each other in no particular order. The following step-by-step process makes it easy to put everything in place.

  • Install and test Snort. You have already done it in Chapter 2.
  • Install and test MySQL. Please see Chapter 5 for reference. After installing MySQL, you have to create a database and tables so that Snort can log its activity into the database. After that you have to configure Snort using snort.conf file so that it logs its data to the database server.
  • Install Apache. I would suggest using the RPM ...

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