[Bro] problem starting bro with no dns

erik clark philosnef at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 04:46:47 PDT 2016

Yes, however localhost should automatically be understood irrespective of
external dns calls. Especially since it is in /etc/hosts and getent hosts
localhost works with a broken dns resolver....

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:25 PM, Daniel Thayer <dnthayer at illinois.edu>

> On 9/29/16 9:16 AM, erik clark wrote:
>> In my node.cfg, all of my hosts are set to localhost. I can start bro as
>> root, but as a non root user with setcap privs, I get
>> error: unknown host 'localhost' for given node 'manager' [Temporary...
>> name resolution]
>> Obviously localhost is in /etc/hosts. So why is it bro is having a
>> problem with this? Not having a functional dns shouldn't prevent bro
>> from spawning, especially when the host given is just localhost. How can
>> I deal with this issue?
> Does it work if you edit node.cfg and change localhost to ?
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