[Bro] Seeing packets

James Lay jlay at slave-tothe-box.net
Thu Jun 13 11:09:54 PDT 2013

On 2013-06-13 12:05, Siwek, Jonathan Luke wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2013, at 8:03 AM, James Lay <jlay at slave-tothe-box.net> 
> wrote:
>> Any way to disable these types of emails:
>> localhost is seeing packets again on interface eth0
> I don't see any options to tweak how the output of `broctl cron` is
> constructed/emailed.  You can add a feature request at
> http://tracker.bro.org/bro.
> The quick and dirty way to disable it would be to directly remove or
> comment out the code that generates those messages in
> /usr/local/bro/lib/broctl/BroControl/cron.py.  (looks like for v2.1,
> that's lines 119-123).
> - Jon

Thanks Jon...Mike Patterson sent me this offlist, and here's my 
response as well:

Are you getting this constantly? I do get it on occasion, when
something horrid has happened (link is down or a worker has crashed)
but otherwise, my Bro install is silent.


This is listening on my home LAN...so when it's not in use for 5 
minutes, not uncommon, I'll see these.  Thanks for the response.

I'll take a peek at cron.py and file a feature request as well...thanks 
again, it does help.


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