[Bro] Using other libpcaps and bro-0.9

Stephen J Smoogen smoogen at lanl.gov
Fri Mar 18 12:55:55 PST 2005

Jason Lee (DSD staff) wrote:
> Stephen,
>  It should be fairly straight forward to use other libpcaps
> with bro. There is an option to configure (--disable-localpcap)
> the will disable including the pcap distributed with bro, and
> instead will search for a libpcap on the system. I believe that
> bro will first look for a libpcap directory at the same level
> as the bro directory, and if it doesn't find one at that level
> it looks for one installed on the system.
> There was a bug in the --disable-localpcap, and I'm not sure if
> the fix is the last release. Let me know if you have any problems,
> the patch is only a couple of lines.
> Hope this helps.

Thanks it does help. I think that I dont have the patch.. it seems to be 
looking for stuff in the pcap directory.. but I havent looked at it too 
deeply so I could be off still.

> Cheers,
> jason
> Stephen J Smoogen wrote:
>> Hi I am just started with bro to evaluate it against the other tools 
>> we have. The first question I have is about using different libpcaps. 
>> We have our own fork of libpcap here (Phil Woods code) and I am 
>> needing to use it as a comparison with our snort and other tools. How 
>> hard is it to compile bro with another version of libpcap :)?

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