[Bro-Dev] $tag in notice_info

Gregor Maier gregor at icir.org
Mon Mar 7 18:00:43 PST 2011

On 3/7/11 17:27 , Seth Hall wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2011, at 5:58 PM, Gregor Maier wrote:
>> ... hmm. This actually reminds me about our discussion about having
>> unique connection IDs (e.g., 64bit ints) in bro, that can then be used
>> to locate a connection across log files.
> Oh yeah.  What's your thought on this?  Would you like to have that value print out along with the IP addresses and ports with the connection log and other logs?

I do!
My thinking is that I find somethind interesting in one of the logfiles
(e.g., http.log, alarm.log, conn.log, whatever) and now I want to look
up the connection responsible for that log-entry in other log files.
Using such an ID I could just grep for it  (assuming text based logs,
but it should apply similarly to binary logs).

Gregor Maier
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Int. Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
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