[Zeek] Event namespaces

Jim Mellander jmellander at lbl.gov
Wed Oct 23 12:15:17 PDT 2019

Take a look at these: https://github.com/zeek/zeek/issues/163 &

I've run into this issue, and my best practice is to use fully scoped event
names, which is the recommended workaround.


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:34 AM Jeff Barber <jsbarber60 at gmail.com> wrote:

> At
> https://docs.zeek.org/en/stable/frameworks/broker.html#a-reminder-about-events-and-module-namespaces,
> following a code sample, there is the statement:
> *This code runs without errors, however, the local my_event handler will
> never be called and also not any remote handlers either, even if
> Broker::auto_publish was used elsewhere for it. *
> My tests have not supported that assertion: the event handler is invoked -
> even via auto_publish. If it is so, how/when exactly would it manifest? Are
> there other factors that might cause it to be true in some cases? (Say, the
> same event name in a different namespace?)
> Just trying to figure out how careful I need to be of namespace issues. My
> tests have generally shown that if you get the namespace of some script
> element wrong, the script parsing stage gives you an 'undefined' right out
> of the gate.
> Thanks,
> Jeff
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