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

Vern Paxson (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Sat May 30 13:31:00 PDT 2015

Vern Paxson created BIT-1407:

             Summary: -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

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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