[Bro] Problem extracting files

David Dorsey trogdorsey at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 08:47:46 PST 2011

Ah, apparently I have two left feet, since I didn't do the check and
install part of the dance.

And thanks for the tip on the HTTP extraction bug, that explains why every
pdf is only 1500 bytes.  :o)  I'll grab the update from the GIT repo.


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Seth Hall <seth at icir.org> wrote:

> On Nov 16, 2011, at 10:54 AM, David Dorsey wrote:
> > [BroControl] > print HTTP::extract_file_types
> >        bro   HTTP::extract_file_types = /^?(NO_DEFAULT)$?/
> > [BroControl] >
> >
> > Is there another variable I need to set?
> After you added the redef, did you do the check, install, restart dance in
> broctl?  Brocontrol uses cached copies of the scripts so that the running
> scripts are only updated when you are ready with the "install" command.
> Variables that you redef can also be modified at runtime with the "update"
> command so instead you could do check, install, update.  If you use the
> print command before and after you should see the change reflected.  There
> is a bug in the HTTP file extraction in the beta too where it only extracts
> an initial chunk of the file, it's fixed in the git repository already
> though.
> Files will also be extracted to the spool/bro directory too (assuming you
> haven't changed your node.cfg) and I don't know how they will be handled
> upon file rotation.  We haven't had time to put a lot of thought to live
> traffic file extraction on clusters or with BroControl so behavior is a
> little unknown currently.
>  .Seth
> --
> Seth Hall
> International Computer Science Institute
> (Bro) because everyone has a network
> http://www.bro-ids.org/
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