On 08/15/2014 01:13 PM, Seth Hall wrote:
On Aug 15, 2014, at 11:53 AM, James Lay <jlay(a)slave-tothe-box.net> wrote:
To give me an option to append instead of
overwrite. I imagine that
since broctl does all the file management that this could be a command
Ah! You just want to have file management (and perhaps full rotation?) added as a
standalone script and not something that is added by broctl?
Johanna is right that with our current logging scheme we can't really append log
files for multiple reasons but I could certainly pull together something that would give
you decent log rotation without running broctl.
To get basic log rotation working without running broctl, you only
need to add this in one of your Bro scripts:
redef Log::default_rotation_interval = 3600 secs;
However, that does not compress the rotated logs, and it will not
move them to another directory. If you want those features, then
you need to have broctl installed, and you need to add this line also:
redef Log::default_rotation_postprocessor_cmd = "archive-log";
The "archive-log" script will be executed by Bro (so it either needs
to be in Bro's PATH or you need to give the pathname).
In order to get the archive-log script to work, you need to
edit broctl.cfg as needed and run "broctl install". Then start Bro
manually and when Bro runs archive-log it should have all the
info it needs.