[Bro-Dev] Script reorg proposal
vallentin at icir.org
Tue Aug 2 08:11:57 PDT 2011
> - A user can always pick a different place. With BroCtl, it's
> single config option; and otherwise one just points BROPATH to
> that new location.
This makes me wonder whether
are considered like prefixes, i.e., standard sub-directories like
site, policy, etc. are also included?
> - That said, we still need a default for the source install of
> course. I'm not sure I like ~/.bro for that, it's not where I'd
> intuitivelely look for local scripts, in particular when working
> as root.
I agree that *installing* local scripts into ~/.bro is not the best
choice. Rather, I was proposing ~/.bro in addition to the base script
> Does anybody have a good idea where the different OSs/distros want
> such local scripts files to be located? I'd say let's just pick
> one of those as the default for the src install as well.
/var could be a good choice since the site policies are subject to
modification. Perhaps /var/bro/site?
> - I don't think we should rely (or "approve") the overshadowing.
> It will work to some degree (but not always, per Jon's mail), but
> in any case let's not make that the official way of extending Bro. :)
ACK ;-). I thought of overshadowing rather a bug than feature that would
have to be solved when scanning the script include paths.
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