[Bro-Dev] tests and libmagic (Re: Updating testing/external)

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Fri Sep 9 07:49:51 PDT 2011

One problem I'm running into is that different libmagic setups
classify data in different ways. For example, I see a number of HTTP
entities classified as text/html on one machine yet as text/plain on

Not sure how to deal with that for test baselines. I'm thinking to
preprocess logs to just have a boolean flag indicating whether there
is a mime type at all before diffing but otherwise make the
comparision oblivious to the actual value.

Better ideas?


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