[Bro-Dev] [Bro-Commits] [git/bro] topic/jsiwek/bit-1246: Fix issue w/ TCP reassembler not delivering some segments. (f1cef9d)

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Fri Sep 12 06:10:12 PDT 2014

On Sep 11, 2014, at 11:59 AM, Jonathan Siwek <jsiwek at ncsa.illinois.edu> wrote:

> +	// Only report on content gaps for connections that
> +	// are in a cleanly established state.  In other
> +	// states, these can arise falsely due to things
> +	// like sequence number mismatches in RSTs, or
> +	// unseen previous packets in partial connections.
> +	// The one opportunity we lose here is on clean FIN
> +	// handshakes, but Oh Well.

If I'm reading this right, this seems like an undesirable outcome.  If Bro starts and a connection is in the middle, does this mean we wouldn't see any content gaps for that connection?


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
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