[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-903) -b turns off -f

Seth Hall (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Thu Nov 7 07:38:31 PST 2013

    [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-903?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=14608#comment-14608 ] 

Seth Hall commented on BIT-903:

This issue begs a couple of questions.  

Should Bro scripts have access to command line arguments?  If they did, we could have a script that monitors for the flag being given and complaining if the PacketFilter framework isn't loaded.  

Should we always load the PacketFilter framework? (I don't think we should).

> -b turns off -f
> ---------------
>                 Key: BIT-903
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-903
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: git/master
>            Reporter: Vern Paxson
>             Fix For: 2.3
>         Attachments: single-tcp-conn-est.trace
> Running with \-b (bare bones) disables processing by \-f.  Boy did this take me a long time to figure out :-(.
> Reproduce using the appended trace.  Invoking with *-e 'event connection_established(c:connection) \{ print "yep"; }*' will print "yep".   Invoking with that plus *-f 'not tcp*' won't print anything.  But invoking with *-f  'not tcp' \-b* _does_ print "yep".

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