[Bro] "hash-all-files", er, doesn't?

Glenn Forbes Fleming Larratt gl89 at cornell.edu
Fri Nov 21 08:42:53 PST 2014

Glenn Forbes Fleming Larratt
Cornell University IT Security Office

On Fri, 21 Nov 2014, Seth Hall wrote:

> Did you run the "install" command in BroControl?  Running the install 
> command will essentially stage any changes that you've made to scripts 
> so that the next time things start up they are running the changes 
> you've made.  You can imagine if the install command wasn't there it 
> could be bad in the event that something crashed and was restarted while 
> you were changing a script and the one process started running your 
> changes or your script had a syntax error and the process couldn't even 
> start up.

I did - my process for rule changes goes:

   broctl check manager proxy{rnd} bro{rnd}-{rnd}
   broctl install
   broctl restart

> That script should already be loaded by local.bro too so I'm actually 
> kind of surprised that it wasn't already working?  The result is that 
> out of the box, Bro should be doing MD5 and SHA1 hashes by default when 
> run with BroControl.

A previous maintainer had commented out hash-all-files for performance 

>  .Seth
> --
> Seth Hall
> International Computer Science Institute
> (Bro) because everyone has a network
> http://www.bro.org/

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