[Bro] Bro performance issues
adayadil.thomas at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 18:45:24 PDT 2011
The bro policy that you have must be setting some BPF (libpcap) filter
so that Bro analyzes only the traffic that it wants to see.
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 5:46 AM, Tomer Teller <djteller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am testing Bro's performance using tcpreplay for some project of mine.
> I am using a packet capture of 680000 packets using different rates to check
> for packet loss.
> tcpreplay -i eth0 --mbps=X 680000.pcap (where X = 1000,500,100,10)
> I am registered on the new_packet event in order to count packets like so:
> global ctr = 0;
> event new_packet (c: connection,p: pkt_hdr)
> ctr = ctr + 1;
> I write to log every time ctr % 100,000 = 0 to avoid unnecessary I/O to
> On the sender side i see that all packet was transmitted successfully as
> well as on the receiver side (using tcpdump), i.e. it is not libpcap issue.
> Bro on the other hand, doesn't see all 680000, he sees around 540,000.
> I also used smaller packet captures (10/30/100 packets), again, bro does not
> see all packets.
> Note! Packet captures are valid (checksum) HTTP connections that i recorded
> for testing.
> I tried removing some analyzers using broctl as well as modifying local.bro.
> Also followed the Bro performance tuning.
> Nothing helps, Bro does not see all the packets.
> Any ideas what is the problem?
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