[Bro] Bro auto start at boot with Endace cards

MILLER, BRAD L BLMILLER at comerica.com
Tue Jul 28 12:19:43 PDT 2015

My recent Bro config is coming along nicely, but I have run into one issue.

I followed the normal method to start Bro at system boot (added /usr/local/bro/bin/broctl start to /etc/rc.local), but this has resulted in bro crashing due to device dag0:0 being “busy”.  I find that two normal Bro processes are already started using this method, but broctl status indicates crashed.  Attempts to start Bro fail until I kill the existing Bro PIDs.  Once I do that, I can start Bro normally via broctl.

Is this an issue unique to Endace cards?  A race condition with Dag load?  Any ideas?

Brad Miller | Comerica Bank
Information Security Architecture
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