[Bro] SMB files log

Johanna Amann johanna at icir.org
Thu Nov 29 16:52:36 PST 2018

Hi Luk,

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 09:00:29AM +0000, Luk Schoonaert wrote:
> I enabled /opt/bro/share/bro/site/local.bro -> @load policy/protocols/smb
> Running BRO 2.5.1 - I never get the smb_file.log, I do get these:

First the thing I have to say - please update to 2.5.5. There are only
minor changes to 2.5.1 and a lot of fixed security issues.

Or - consider upgrading to 2.6 (which admittedly has a bunch of changes). 

> smb_cmd.log
> smb_mapping.log
> When I copy a file over SMB I;d expect ths smb_files.log to be populated
> - I’m sure I’m missing something very simple, anyone have an idea?

I think you are right and that it should typically be logged.

There are 2 ways that I would start debugging this. First - if possible,
make a pcap of an operation that you would expect to create the

Run that through bro, and see if it is there now; if not, take a look at
smb_cmd.log and look if you can find activity that corresponds to the file
copying in there.


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