[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1407) -f silently fails if base/frameworks/packet-filter isn't loaded

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Mon Jun 1 08:18:26 PDT 2015

> On Jun 1, 2015, at 11:10 AM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:
> Yeah, I can see that. I think the main problem is the interaction
> between the command-line option and script, something that's rare
> (i.e., that the command-line option is tight that closely to a script
> being loaded). I would actually suggest we remove the command-line
> option altogether and instead work with a global: "bro -i eth0
> PacketFilter::filter=XXXX" (I believe we have a global with that
> effect already, otherwise we could add it).

We could alternately take the additional step of moving command line argument processing into Bro scripts.  I don’t know how exactly we’d solve this particular problem, but it should be reasonably solvable that way.


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network

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