[Bro] required ports open for cluster?

erik clark philosnef at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 07:10:29 PST 2016

Ah, solution found. Use fqdns. I ran into this problem before where I
specified for localhost and things broke. When will Bro support
ip addresses in node.cfg properly? I would have thought that it would be in
2.5 :)

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just to compound the issue, no matter what host in the cluster I set the
> logger destination to, I get zero logs. I am running 2.5beta1. I've
> disabled iptables all around to see if that was causing a problem, but it
> does not seem to be the case, as I have a pcap showing what appears to be
> bro dns logs attempting to go across the wire to the logger. They just
> aren't being written....
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:13 AM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:
>> (Sorry accidentally sent this to just Justin)...
>> Cool. I had punched the holes after running tcpdump on it for a while and
>> saw it trying to talk back. However, the one thing I don't understand is
>> that my logs arent being written back to  the logger host, even though
>> communication is open.
>> /data/bro/logs/current
>> is empty on the logger. All I have there is an stderr.log and an
>> stdout.og. Neither the workers on the logger machine itself, nor the remote
>> host, are logging to that directory. Are they being kept somewhere else? I
>> dont see them anywhere in the /data/bro/(spool/log) directory....
>> On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Azoff, Justin S <jazoff at illinois.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> It will be in the documentation for 2.5
>>> https://www.bro.org/sphinx-git/components/broctl/README.html
>>> #bro-communication
>>> --
>>> - Justin Azoff
>>> > On Nov 7, 2016, at 12:13 PM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Ok, so I dont see this in any documentation on bro.org. I have a
>>> logger running on the same box as the manager, but I do not see any logs
>>> being generated in /data/bro/logs/current.
>>> >
>>> > I am assuming this is because traffic is being dropped on the floor
>>> because iptables is in a default reject state? Where is the explicit
>>> listing of ports that you need to punch in either firewalld or iptables?
>>> >
>>> > https://www.bro.org/sphinx/components/broctl/README.html
>>> >
>>> > does not have them listed, or any rule to have an entry in node.cfg to
>>> set the port to a specific number... Thanks!
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