[Bro] How to convert name field in smb_files.log to "readable" string?

Azoff, Justin S jazoff at illinois.edu
Thu Nov 30 10:47:34 PST 2017

> On Nov 30, 2017, at 12:18 PM, Seth Hall <seth at corelight.com> wrote:
> I've been thinking about how to handle this for a while.  The data that 
> is being written into the log is technically already UTF-8, it's just 
> that non-ascii bytes are escaped.
> I think we can deal with this by making a switch for the logs to make 
> them "UTF-8".  It would incur a bit of overhead because each string 
> would have to be scanned for valid UTF-8 characters before being written 
> and then only non-valid bytes would be escaped.
>   .Seth

Does the json log writer make this simpler for users?  I think bro writes out valid json for this,
so any json parser should give you proper UTF-8 strings.

Justin Azoff

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