[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-985) 'tail -f' functionality for file reading in input framework

Robin Sommer (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Fri Apr 17 13:04:00 PDT 2015


     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-985?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Robin Sommer reassigned BIT-985:
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    Assignee: Robin Sommer

> 'tail -f' functionality for file reading in input framework
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BIT-985
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-985
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: git/master
>            Reporter: scampbell
>            Assignee: Robin Sommer
>            Priority: Low
>             Fix For: 2.4
>
>         Attachments: input.diff, PATCH
>
>
> With the current input framework, file data \-> event translation requires that the entire data file be read at bro start time.  This can be prohibitive when the file sizes become large ( > 1GB ).  
> It would be great to see a file open option that would start reading at the end of the file.



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