Bro package for logging snippets of files without discovered mime types
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Unknown MIME Type Discovery

This package is for Bro to help network analysts improve Bro by using their network to discover unknown file types. It does this by creating a log named unknown_mime_type_discovery.log that will log a configurable amount of data from the beginning of any files not found to already have a file type detection signature in Bro.


bro-pkg refresh
bro-pkg install sethhall/unknown-mime-type-discovery


If you would like to log a different amount of the beginning of files with unknown mime types you can use the following configuration option in local.bro or another script you are loading. The default is to log 1000 bytes.

redef UnknownMimeTypeDiscovery::max_content_extraction = 250;