[Oisf-users] Eve logging and http headers

Christophe Vandeplas christophe at vandeplas.com
Tue Jul 29 07:08:44 UTC 2014

Hi Cooper,

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:51 AM, Cooper F. Nelson <cnelson at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> This is why indexed full-packet capture is so important.  Very often you
> will find you don't know what you should be looking for until after you
> are already compromised.

We do agree. Unfortunately sometimes FPC is a little further away than
you'd/I'd like :-)

> If disk space is an issue consider using a dedicated BTRFS partition
> with lzop compression enabled for storage.  Headers compress very well!

I'll see what I can do once our new IDS hardware arrives. (?end of the year?)

Thanks for the feedback.


> - -Coop
> On 7/25/2014 1:26 AM, Christophe Vandeplas wrote:
>> However from experience of some malware, it's sometimes interesting to
>> see/log headers that are NOT usual. There would be two ways to log
>> this,
>> 1/ either log the full header, however that's a lot of data.
>> 2/ log all headers, except a certain list. This way you would also
>> have the unknown headers logged.
>> What is your opinion about this?
>> Have you seen malicious headers using a non-standard-name?
>> Is this idea just unfeasible as normal traffic generates so many
>> different headers.
>> Curious what you think about this idea.
>> Kind regards
>> Christophe
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> - --
> Cooper Nelson
> Network Security Analyst
> UCSD ACT Security Team
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