useful *.bro files repository?

Vern Paxson vern at
Sat Feb 22 11:55:34 PST 2003

> I was looking for ANY feedback on
> what others were doing with bro and received NOTHING. So I assume people
> are not really using it for any detection, but just as an educational tool
> (which is fine!).

Well, LBL and UCB use it 24x7 for detection, quite effectively.  I know
some other sites are running it seriously, too.

> I continue to play with various polciies. Some combinations crash bro,
> some produce config parsing errors, some cause it to die a slow death,
> etc.

Rather than just stating these as generalities, please send along specifics
so they can be investigated/fixed.  (Feel free to do this privately if
you want.)

> Here is what I use now:

Yep, that's what a number of our boxes use, except replace:

> @load http

with @load http-reply in order to pick up HTTP requests & replies.

> It works, doesn't detect much, some fun FTP attacks and weird RST packets

Do you know if things are indeed being missed?


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