[Bro] Enable/Disable (Turn on/off) Bro crash reports

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Fri Aug 26 12:08:30 PDT 2016

BroControl doesn't have an option to turn off crash reports.

However, one easy way to reclaim disk space is to run the command:
broctl cleanup --all

This will remove all files and directories in PREFIX/spool/tmp/
on all machines in your Bro cluster (PREFIX is your
Bro install directory, such as /usr/local/bro).


On 8/26/16 6:14 AM, Pradyumna Joshi wrote:
> Is it possible to turn on/off Bro crash reports on demand?
> We are having a peculiar situation where-in power goes off frequently
> and bro instances are crashed often. Over a period of time, a lot of
> space is occupied by bro crash reports.
> Of course, there are other options to reclaim the crash report space.
> But, still, I am curious to know if Bro supports turning on/off bro
> crash reports on demand.
> I very much appreciate Bro crash reports as these offer great insights
> into the issue. So, I would not like to compile bro without
> "--enable-debug" option.
> --
> Pradyumna Joshi

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