[Bro] When statement not executing?

anthony kasza anthony.kasza at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 12:26:18 PDT 2015

If I recall correctly there is a timeout attribute you can apply to when
statements. Try adding one and see if it ever returns.

On Aug 21, 2015 11:54 AM, "Hite, Brett" <Brett.Hite at parsons.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm new to Bro and made it through some example problems I found but am
> stumped with a current problem. I'm trying to do either an HTTP request
> using ActiveHTTP::Request or an external command using Exec::Command. I
> found some example code using both and am first trying to run those to see
> if I can get expected output.
> Example code I'm following:
> https://gist.github.com/hillar/825c36269c2f684a45b3
> To summarize where I'm having difficulty:
> function do_mhr_lookup(hash: string, fi: Notice::FileInfo)
>     {
>         local data = fmt("resource=%s", hash);
>         local key = fmt("-d apikey=%s", vt_apikey);
>         local req: ActiveHTTP::Request = ActiveHTTP::Request($url...);
>         when (local res = ActiveHTTP::request(req))
>             {
>                 print res;
>             }
>     }
> From what I've read, the ActiveHTTP::request can only be run in a when
> statement. The same is true for the Exec::run command. In the above sample
> code, the req variable is exactly what I want it to be (confirmed with a
> print), but nothing is happening after that. I've come across similar
> questions to mine that recommended using "redef exit_only_after_terminate =
> T;" or "@load frameworks/communication/listen". Both of these are not
> affecting the behavior of the script.
> How can I ensure that the ActiveHTTP::request is run?
> Thanks,
> Brett
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