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known-services missing some DNS connections? #455

mauropalumbo75 opened this issue Jul 8, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jul 8, 2019

I believe some DNS are missing in the known-services log because of this if statement:

            if ( "DNS" in c$service && c$resp$size == 0 )
                    # For dns, require that the server talks.

in the script known-services.zeek. The above if statement is called sometimes after protocol confirmation and before the field c$resp$size is properly filled some time later for each connection. I attach a couple of pcap files where the problem occurs.


I am not sure there is an easy fix for this. I doubt trying to fill c$resp$size earlier in a connection lifetime is the right way to go. Alternatively, one can log known-services for DNS only when the connection ends (using the event connection_state_remove), but in this way it would be logged quite later...

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