[Bro] change policy at run time

Robin Sommer sommer at in.tum.de
Wed Jun 8 00:14:57 PDT 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:20 -0400, you wrote:

>      Is there any way that I can change policy at run time, i.e, adjust some
> sensitivity parameters without stopping and restarting Bro?

Yes, in fact there is. In a nutshell: run Bro with checkpoint.bro.
Then, if you want to change something, edit the config and start Bro
with option -g. The new instance will dump its config into
.state/config.bst and exit. Then you can copy config.bst into the
running Bro's .state directory and it will pick it up.

Caveat: This is still experimental; I don't think that many people
have played with it yet...

>      When will Bro have the capability of reading disk files?

Not sure. I think there are plans for supporting script-level
input/output eventually, but I don't know if anybody is already
working on it. 


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