[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-964) Memory issues resulting from missing DNS resolution

Jon Siwek (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Mon Mar 16 13:38:01 PDT 2015

     [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-964?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel ]

Jon Siwek updated BIT-964:
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.4)

> Memory issues resulting from missing DNS resolution
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-964
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-964
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: git/master
>            Reporter: Seth Hall
>            Priority: Low
>             Fix For: 2.5
> If a box running Bro doesn't have correctly configured DNS it causes a backup of DNS resolution requests.  It looks like the requests aren't timing out quickly enough.  We probably need to deal with this one way or another since a failing DNS server should not result in Bro crashing.  Maybe we could move more control of Bro's DNS resolution into scriptland?  If we had a boolean value that we could flip on or off to enable/disable DNS resolution?  Right now we only have the environment variable which is not flexible enough to deal with situations like this.

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