[Bro] Bro Plugin Question

Johanna Amann johanna at icir.org
Fri Oct 14 06:10:38 PDT 2016

Hello Gary,

On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 01:08:05PM -0500, Gary Faulkner wrote:
> Can Bro plugins that add BIFs take configuration files of their own?

It depends what exactly you mean by configuration files. The way I would
go to add configuration options is to use exactly the same approach that
Bro itself uses: create scripts, which contain default values that can be

That is something that plugins also can do - users then can redefine the
values to watever they need in their local.bro or other scripts.

If you want to get more fancy, you can also write plugins to broctl, which
might be able to automate this task (depending on what kind of
configuration options you want to set).


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