[Bro-Dev] #223: Patch for small bug in BroControl

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Mon Oct 18 17:54:25 PDT 2010

#223: Patch for small bug in BroControl
Reporter:  seth               |        Owner:  robin     
    Type:  Patch              |       Status:  closed    
Priority:  Normal             |    Component:  BroControl
 Version:  1.5.2-devel (svn)  |   Resolution:  fixed     
Keywords:                     |  
Changes (by robin):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => fixed


 (In [7098]) - A larger BroControl update:

   o Increasing default timeouts for scan detector significantly.

   o Increasing the manager's max_remote_events_processed to
     something large, as it would slow down the process too much
     otherwise and there's no other work to be interleaved with it

   o Adding debug output to cluster's part of catch-and-release
     (extends the debugging already present in policy/debug.bro)

   o Fixing typo in util.py. Closes #223.

   o Added note to README pointing to HTML version.

   o Disabling print_hook for proxies' remote.log.

   o broctl's capstats now reports a total as well, and stats.log
     tracks these totals. Closes #160.

   o Avoiding spurious "waiting for lock" messages in cron mode.
     Closes #206.

   o Bug fixes for installation on NFS.

   o Bug fix for top command on FreeBSD 8.

   o crash-diag now checks whether gdb is available.

   o trace-summary reports the sample factor in use in its output,
     and now also applies it to the top-local-networks output (not
     doing the latter was a bug).

   o Removed the default twice-a-day rotation for conn.log. The
     default rotation for conn.log now is now once every 24h, just
     like for all other logs with the exception of mail.log (which is
     still rotated twice a day, and thus the alarms are still mailed
     out twice a day).

   o Fixed the problem of logs sometimes being filed into the wrong
     directory (see the (now gone) FAQ entry in the README).

   o One can now customize the archive naming scheme. See the
     corresponding FAQ entry in the README.

   o Cleaned up, and extended, collection of cluster statistics.

     ${logdir}/stats now looks like this:

       drwxr-xr-x   4 bro  wheel      59392 Apr  5 17:55 .
       drwxr-xr-x  96 bro  wheel       2560 Apr  6 12:00 ..
       -rw-r--r--   1 bro  wheel        576 Apr  6 16:40 meta.dat
       drwxr-xr-x   2 bro  wheel       2048 Apr  6 16:40 profiling
       -rw-r--r--   1 bro  wheel  771834825 Apr  6 16:40 stats.log
       drwxr-xr-x   2 bro  wheel       2048 Apr  6 16:25 www

     stats.log accumulates cluster statistics collected every time
     "cron" is called.

     - profiling/ keeps the nodes' prof.logs.

     - www/ keeps a subset of stats.log in CSV format for easy plotting.

     - meta.dat contains meta information about the current cluster
     state (in particular which nodes we have, and when the last
     stats update was done).

     Note that there is not Web setup yet to actually plot the data
     in www/.

   o BroControl now automatically maintains links inside today's log
     archive directory pointing to the current live version of the
     corresponding log file (if Bro is running). For example:

     smtp.log.11:52:18-current -> /usr/local/cluster/spool/manager/smtp.log

   o Alarms mailed out by BroControl now (1) have the notice msg in the
     subject; and (2) come with the full mail.log entry in the body.

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