[Oisf-users] Config options discrepancies between suricata.yaml and ConfNodeLookupChildValue() in the source.

Nikolay Denev ndenev at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 16:44:25 UTC 2012

On Feb 16, 2012, at 6:30 PM, Victor Julien wrote:

> On 02/16/2012 03:16 PM, Nikolay Denev wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've noticed that there are some discrepancies regarding the config options that are in the default suricata.yaml file, that
>> I guess most people use as a starting point to modify for their needs. For example I've tried to set the pcap logging to use only 10 files and rotate them,
>> and I noticed that this didn't work. I've found that the source uses "ConfNodeLookupChildValue(conf, "max-files");" to get the number of files, but suricata.yaml
>> has "max_files", so this option is not parsed.
>> I see other similar mixups of dashes and underscores like : 
>> /usr/local/etc/suricata/suricata.yaml:      use_stream_depth: no #If set to "yes" packets seen after reaching stream inspection depth are ignored. "no" logs all packets
>> ./log-pcap.c:        use_stream_depth = ConfNodeLookupChildValue(conf, "use-stream-depth");
>> ./log-pcap.c:            s_dir = ConfNodeLookupChildValue(conf, "sguil-base-dir");
>> ./log-pcap.c:                s_dir = ConfNodeLookupChildValue(conf, "sguil_base_dir");
>> ts-format and ts_format…
>> I can try to prepare a patch for these when I have free time, if it's clear what should be the convention: underscore or dash.
> Yeah it's inconsistent. The goal is to have the dash approach
> everywhere. Complicating things is that for every setting we convert, I
> want the old way to continue to work. So backwards compatibility, like
> with the sguil-base-dir.
> Still interested in helping out? :)
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Hmm :)
Does converting all underscores to dashes in the ConfNodeLookup* functions (emitting warning about the uncerscore versions being deprecated) and using only dashes internally makes sense?
This way even "sguil_base-dir" would work as a side effect, but I doubt it would break anything.

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