[Bro] Bro and unusual http ports

Castle, Shane scastle at bouldercounty.org
Tue Nov 20 12:25:19 PST 2012

I was putting this in site/local.bro. If I use the "add" expression, I get this sort of error message:

error in /usr/local/share/bro/policy/misc/loaded-scripts.bro, line 3: syntax error, at or near "module"

The name of the script is determined by whatever is "@load"ed after the occurrence of the "add". In the above, I put as first in local.bro. If I put it in last, I get

error in /usr/local/share/bro/policy/frameworks/control/controllee.bro, line 15: syntax error, at or near "module"

Of course, these are generated by "broctl check".

Shane Castle
Data Security Mgr, Boulder County IT

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth Hall [mailto:seth at icir.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:46
To: Castle, Shane
Cc: bro at bro-ids.org List
Subject: Re: [Bro] Bro and unusual http ports

On Nov 20, 2012, at 1:27 PM, "Castle, Shane" <scastle at bouldercounty.org> wrote:

> This is giving me no joy on Bro 2.0, which barfs on seeing the "add" expression. When I try to emulate what base/protocols/http/main.bro does with

You need to make sure that add statement is outside of any event handler.  Are you putting it in a bro_init event handler? (it helps if you give us the error message you got when something didn't work) :)


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network

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