> Is there somewhere else you could stash the
information that you need?
Yes, I re-worked the script yesterday to redef/extend the HTTP::Info record and store the
information there. But I notice it works differently than before, and I must do some
extra effort to store it in the HTTP::Info record.
Originally, in my 'icap_header' event handler within main.bro, I would check
c?$http and create one if it did not exist yet for this connection. Within the same
event, if the ICAP header is 'X-Authenticated-User', then I would copy that
value into the modified 'conn_id' record within the 'c$http$id$orig_u'
field. Easy peasy, the orig_u column would be added to every log file that prints the
conn_id record, and that column would contain the correct value.
But what I encountered yesterday when extending the HTTP::Info record to include the
'orig_u' field, it did not work so easily. Within the 'icap_header'
event handler, I did everything the same except that I copied the value into
'c$http$orig_u' field (instead of 'c$http$id$orig_u'). However, it
behaved differently: while the orig_u column would be added as the final column of the
http.log (as expected), the value would be a dash '-', as if the value was
unset. This was troubling me because I explicitly set the value within the
'icap_header' event handler. To remedy this, I had to create an event handler
for 'http_request' and therein set the value of 'c$http$orig_u'
accordingly. Fortunately, this worked, but I wonder why it did not work within
'icap_header', why the value was lost?
Mark I. Fernandez
From: Seth Hall [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:37 AM
To: Fernandez, Mark I <mfernandez(a)mitre.org>
Subject: Re: [Bro-Dev] ICAP Analyzer Design Guidance
On Sep 21, 2016, at 5:03 PM, Fernandez, Mark I
Design guidance: is it acceptable to redefine/extend the ‘conn_id’ record as described
You probably don't want to extend the conn_id record. There are some cases where it
can cause trouble doing lookups because the conn_id is used at a table index in a lot of
Is there somewhere else you could stash the information that you need?
International Computer Science Institute
(Bro) because everyone has a network