[Bro] Bro Cluster User

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Thu Jul 23 10:13:56 PDT 2015

What is your install prefix directory (or are you just using the

On 07/23/2015 12:04 PM, M P wrote:
> Any thoughts or pointers on this? Some googling did turn some similar
> issue(s) but nothing definitive. The rest of the results I have seen
> involved using root to setup and run Bro.
> Thanks for any pointers
> MP
> On Thursday, July 16, 2015, M P <mpselab at gmail.com
> <mailto:mpselab at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I have finished preparing a multi-node cluster of Bro and the setup
>     was enjoyable to say the least. Now I am stuck at getting the
>     manager to provision the nodes with an error stating that it cannot
>     create some of the directories on the nodes: permission denied.
>     The error message is pretty clear, however I am not able to find the
>     "best practice" solution for it.
>     What I did was:
>     1. Create the bro user on both manager and nodes.
>     2. Gegenrate the ssh key as the user bro on the manager and copy the
>     public key to the nodes.
>     3. SSH as the user bro works without password.
>     4. May be not necessary but I added the bro user to the sudors
>     visduo and granted it everything a root can do.
>     I attempted to create a test folder where Bro is attempting to
>     create its directories on a node, and that failed with permissions
>     denied as expected from the Bro error message.
>     My options (I think) are:
>     1. Setup Bro as root, which I am trying to avoid in the first place.
>     2. Setup Bro with root initially and then change ownership of
>     directories to the bro users. This does not seem to the right way to
>     do though.
>     3. Elevate the permissions of the user Bro to have more privileges.
>     Again, not sure if this is the right way.
>     You may get this question a lot, but any help or pointers are
>     appreciated.
>     Thank you for reading so far.
>     MP
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