[Bro] cannot create working directory

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Fri May 24 13:06:00 PDT 2013


Are you getting the error message for only one node,
or more than one?

Did you verify that you can connect to the affected nodes,
and that each node has plenty of free disk space?  You
could try (make sure you get output from every node): "broctl df"


On 05/24/2013 02:46 PM, Richards, James L - DOA wrote:
> Well...
>
>    It doesn't look like a permissions issue, all files are bro:bro, and the broctl.sh script looks to be running as bro.
>
> Plenty of space on the drives.
>
> It has been suggested that I take this as an opportunity to install the latest version of bro on the nodes.  I have a couple of questions:
>
> On Ubuntu, can I run the command to install the binaries, is this recommended, or should I compile, any advantage/risk to either method?
>
> Do I need to update the brocntl machine as well,  that one is running more than just Bro so I cannot take it down at will.
>
> Thanks much,
>
>
> Jim
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bro-bounces at bro.org [mailto:bro-bounces at bro.org] On Behalf Of James Lay
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:24 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Bro] cannot create working directory
>
> On 2013-05-23 15:16, Richards, James L - DOA wrote:
>> Good afternoon,
>>
>>   I am new to Bro, and have been trying to google around for some
>> information, I am hoping one of you may have run into this before.
>>
>> Our bro system stopped updating a bit ago, and when I go into the
>> manager console and attempt to start things up, I get a cannot create
>> working directory error messages for the nodes.
>>
>> Have any of you run into this? It looks like it should be fairly
>> straight forward, but I am very new to the system, and the specific
>> installation of it.
>>
>> Jim
>
> First guess, full file system.  Linux?
>
> df -h
>
> should get you space available numbers.
>
> James
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