[Bro] which kafka plugin to use?

Erich M Nahum nahum at us.ibm.com
Tue Aug 15 08:24:21 PDT 2017

> I do plan to go further and use the Kafka plugin to pipe into Logstash,
> but haven't gotten that far yet.

I'm now trying to integrate with Kafka but have questions.

The original kafka plugin, hosted at https://github.com/bro/bro-plugins, is
now gone.
This version built for me but I made the mistake of doing a git pull.
All that's left is a message that one should now use the package manager.
But there is no package for this yet.

When trying to build from the git tree at
I get the following build error:

[ 33%] Building CXX object
/usr/src/KafkaLogger/src/AddingJson.cc:3:20: fatal error: config.h: No such
file or directory
compilation terminated.
CMakeFiles/Kafka-KafkaWriter.linux-x86_64.dir/build.make:80: recipe for
target 'CMakeFiles/Kafka-KafkaWriter.linux-x86_64.dir/src/AddingJson.cc.o'

I don't see any config.h.  I've tried building (configure --bro-dist) with
both bro-2.5 and bro-2.5.1

I see there's now a Metro fork of the kafka plugin at


but I am reluctant to try it based on email comments that it is beta.

Any comments/suggestions?



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