[Bro] Have a cluster infrastructure read pcaps

william de ping bill.de.ping at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 04:34:25 PDT 2016

Hi Erik,

I was hoping for some solution that will keep bro process loaded and
running and feeding it with pcaps.
This way I can at least skip the reoccurring loading process.

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:37 PM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you cant run mergecap, you are going to have to do it as I posted
> elsewhere on the mailing list (few days ago?) to walk the tree (simple
> shell script). You will not be able to have Bro parse a bunch of pcaps
> continuously. You will have to call it once for every pcap you have, and
> deal with it that way.
> Aside from which, if you need to keep the bro logs separate for each pcap,
> even if you could process a bunch of these at once, bro is going to
> comingle your logs, which you don't seem to want.
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 4:25 AM, william de ping <bill.de.ping at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Erik,
>> I cannot use the megecap and merge my pcaps because I need to keep them
>> separated.
>> The reason for that is that I want to keep track and eventually store the
>> pcap file with its relevant log files produced from bro.
>> Therefore I want to keep the pcap file name.
>> Any ideas ?
>> Thanks
>> On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 9:26 PM, erik clark <philosnef at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Run mergecap against your files and run bro against the one pcap file
>>> that way, Call it done.
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have an issue with processing multiple pcap files in bro.
>>>> Due to the fact that loading all of bro's scripts and infrastructure is
>>>> a
>>>> time consuming task,
>>>> processing each pcap file takes longer than it should.
>>>> Is there any way that a bro cluster could be up and running and have
>>>> it's
>>>> workers process the pcap files ?
>>>> btw, it needs to be a pcap file and not live capture using tcpreplay for
>>>> transmitting them because of time issues (some sessions might be very
>>>> long
>>>> and bro will process the pcap file faster than retransmitting the same
>>>> pcap
>>>> file).
>>>> If anyone can think of a better way to accomplish it, I am free for
>>>> offers
>>>> :)
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