[Bro] Trace Execution with broctl

Will baxterw3232 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 12:08:44 PDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 10:27 -0400, Will wrote:
> > I saw some posts about potentially having a 'read' command, but it
> doesn't
> > appear to be implemented yet.
> No, it's not yet, but that would indeed be a good thing to have. I
> don't think we have a tracker ticket for that yet iirc, would you mind
> filing one at http://tracker.icir.org, describing what you'd like to
> see (and if you're up for it, perhaps even summarizing the earlier
> discussion?)
> (Note the tracker is currenlty reporting some errors while we are
> moving things to a new server; filing tickets is however working).

I would be happy to create a new ticket for the feature with additional
info. This is a ticket from six months ago that is fairly close to what I
would be requesting.


Should I create a new one or add to this?

> I am really trying to understand how to modify a few things that are being
> > done by the broctl scripts.
> Likewise, can you describe in a bit more detail what you'd like to
> do/see? We are planing to add a plugin interface to BroCtl, hopefully
> in time for the next release, that will allow to have custom code
> executed before/after any of the commands is run. We have a ticket for
> that: http://tracker.icir.org/bro/ticket/370. Feel free to add more
> thoughts to it. (The link to the proposal mentioned in the ticket is
> currently not public, again because we're working on the
> infrastructure; but here's a copy:
> http://www.icir.org/robin/tmp/broctl-plugins.html)
Sounds good. Thanks for the info.

> Robin
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