Woohoo! I figured it out. Bodhi, I did create a user named snort, and all of that. It seemed that importing the schemas was the problem. When you did that mysql command, I kept using my login password and not the mysql one. Now, I get snort is running successfully while whitelisting those two ip addresses.
Well done =)
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