[Bro-Dev] #964: Memory issues resulting from missing DNS resolution

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Tue Mar 12 09:28:13 PDT 2013

#964: Memory issues resulting from missing DNS resolution
 Reporter:  seth     |      Owner:
     Type:  Problem  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  Low      |  Milestone:  Bro2.2
Component:  Bro      |    Version:  git/master
 Keywords:           |
 If a box running Bro doesn't have correctly configured DNS it causes a
 backup of DNS resolution requests.  It looks like the requests aren't
 timing out quickly enough.  We probably need to deal with this one way or
 another since a failing DNS server should not result in Bro crashing.
 Maybe we could move more control of Bro's DNS resolution into scriptland?
 If we had a boolean value that we could flip on or off to enable/disable
 DNS resolution?  Right now we only have the environment variable which is
 not flexible enough to deal with situations like this.

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.bro.org/bro/ticket/964>
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