[Bro] Bro eliminating banner in log files .

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Mon Dec 15 06:59:36 PST 2014

> On Dec 14, 2014, at 4:44 PM, John Donnelly <jdonnelly at dyn.com> wrote:
> Hi. Is there a way to eliminate the descriptive record banner that is the first line of the log file?

You can do this per-log or globally.  

	redef LogAscii::include_meta=F;

Depending on what this is for, it may be beneficial to just output your log as JSON:
	redef LogAscii::use_json=T;

If you want to do either of these settings only in a single log, you can do this…

event bro_init()
	local filt = Log::Filter($name="default",
	                         $config=table(["include_meta"] = "F"));
	Log::add_filter(HTTP::LOG, filt);

You should be able to configure any of the other global ascii log settings the same as I did in that example.


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

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