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

Seth Hall (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Mon Jun 1 08:20:00 PDT 2015

     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1407?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Seth Hall updated BIT-1407:
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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

> -f silently fails if base/frameworks/packet-filter isn't loaded
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-1407
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1407
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>            Reporter: Vern Paxson
>         Attachments: signature.asc
> I know we've been through this before (though searching the tickets in Jira, I couldn't find the thread).  But to revisit: the "-f filter" option silently does nothing if base/frameworks/packet-filter isn't loaded (so the scenario here is using -b to suppress its automatic loading).  This can lead to seriously confusing behavior.  It would be preferable if there's either an error message indicating that the option won't be supported, or if it forced loading of packet-filter.

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