[Bro] Bro communication via SSL

Martin Holste mcholste at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 06:32:29 PDT 2011

I second this idea.  No encryption would help a lot and cut down on
compile requirements.  It can also make debugging easier.  To achieve
confidentiality, I wire all my NMS together using OpenVPN so they have
their own private network, though stunnel would work just fine as
you've pointed out.

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:20 AM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to understand to which degree folks are currently using Bro's
> built-in support for doing Bro-to-Bro or Bro-to-Broccoli communication
> via SSL.
> My hunch is that not many installations are using this, though I know
> a few that do (note that if you haven't configured SSL specifically,
> you are not using it :-).
> Those who do use SSL for Bro communication, would it be an option to
> replace it with something externally like stunnel?
> I'm asking because we're planing to rework the communication layer
> quite a bit. Not only has supporting SSL directly been quite a pain in
> the past, but we'd also be more flexbile in terms of leveraging
> external libraries if SSL were not crucial.
> Robin
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