[Bro] modifying bro.init

Seth Hall hall.692 at osu.edu
Wed Feb 3 20:03:54 PST 2010

On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:55 PM, daniela.miao at utoronto.ca wrote:

> Thanks for your help before. I found that the DNS parser was giving me
> trouble due to many of the IP checksum errors. I don't really care
> much about these errors anyways.

Ah, that trips up everyone eventually I think. :)

> I understand the boolean value of ignore_checksum is set to False in
> bro.init, do I just modify this file?

Nope, you don't modify the bro.init script.  See below.

> I apologize if the issue seems trivial, I'm just starting to get the
> hang of the language.

You have two options.

Either in a script you write and load on the command line...
redef ignore_checksum=T;

or run Bro this way....
bro -r test.pcap dns ignore_checksum=T

Feel free to ask more questions!


Seth Hall
Network Security - Office of the CIO
The Ohio State University
Phone: 614-292-9721

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