[Bro] broctl cron running, but some scheduled tasks seem to be failing?

Gary Faulkner gary at doit.wisc.edu
Wed Dec 18 21:31:53 PST 2013

I'm trying to troubleshoot some odd behavior. I stopped receiving hourly 
email summaries and logs stopped being moved and compressed at some 
point this afternoon; although new logs are still being started hourly 
and the old log being renamed.

As far as I can tell from the cron log the broctl cron job is running as 
scheduled. I tried running broctl cron manually, but no dice. It didn't 
see any hung processes from earlier cron jobs or any emails in the bro 
user's mailbox indicating something went awry. Does broctl cron produce 
any log output if it has trouble?

Gary Faulkner
UW Madison
Office of Campus Information Security

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