[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1181) Input-framework errors should be fatal (or Notice_Alarm) instead of silent reporter::error failures

Bernhard Amann (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Mon Apr 7 13:52:07 PDT 2014


     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1181?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Bernhard Amann reassigned BIT-1181:
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    Assignee: Bernhard Amann

> Input-framework errors should be fatal (or Notice_Alarm) instead of silent reporter::error failures
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>                 Key: BIT-1181
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1181
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: 2.2
>            Reporter: Aashish Sharma
>            Assignee: Bernhard Amann
>              Labels: input-framework
>
> I noticed many times that if there is a problem in a feed file (syntax, or some other issue) and input-framework is unable to read the file, it generates a Reporter::Error. This is a silent failure condition ie bro continues to operate as normal and the error is logged into reporter log. 
> Ideally above is the right thing to do. However, This failure results in no data in the tables getting updated any more while I continue to operate under-impression that Bro is working fine (unless I have explicitly been looking at reporter log for this issue , which now I do). 
> If input-framework is unable to read/digest data from a feed, I believe that should be a (configurable) fatal error or something which at least triggers an alarm/alert/email. 



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