[Bro] Bro Cluster Help

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Mon Jun 7 10:37:42 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 16:48 -0500, you wrote:

> I am attempting to figure out how to get a Bro Cluster up and
> running, but all documentation I see is outdated.

The README.html coming with the distribution in aux/broctl is

> First of all, I have the manager and proxy nodes as the main box,
> with two workers being in virtualized OSes. They can all ping each
> other, so I know they are connected. I do not know how to start up
> bro in this method though. Should I be starting bro on the workers,
> then broctl on the manager? Vice Versa? Only start broctl?

I haven't tried such a setup yet but generally it shouldn't make a
difference whether the workers are in VMs or not. Use broctl (only)
on the manager, per the README. 

> broctl start script can only be run on a manager node, is there some
> place to tell it this is the manager (it was working before, the
> errors I got were related to the workers, not the manager).

Depending on the version you're using, this patch might or might not
be applied:


If it is already applied, please delete spool/debug.log, run the
start command again, and then send me the new spool/debug.log.


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