kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Oct 2 21:08:30 PDT 2005
>Dear support, I am trying to setup intrusion detection with snort, acid,
>mysql and freebsd. I am using as a guide Hack #59 from Dru Lavigne's BSD
>Hacks book. Everything is installed and working up to the point where I try
>to access my webpage. When I type in http://localhost/snort/acid_main.php I
>receive the message: an error occurred while loading the page. Could not
>connect to localhost. I think it is a user or password related error and
>have tried adding users to the mysql database with no success. Any help for
>this newb would be much appreciated.
This isn't "support", per se --- it's a mailing list. But, it's the
primary option ;-)
Are you sure Apache is running? Sorry for what may seem
like a dumb question, but the error message you quote is
exactly what you see, on many browsers, when httpd is not
To check is Apache is running, try:
$ps -aux | grep httpd
You should see multiple lines (Maybe 4, 5, or more) that
show an "httpd" process is listening.
Another way to go about this would be to run `netstat -anf inet`,
and looking for a entry mentioning port 80 and "LISTEN".
If you can verify that Apache is indeed running, then I might
test resolution of the "localhost" name. But, it's much more
likely that you can resolve "localhost" fine, but Apache isn't
listening on port 80.
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