unified2 parser


A small library for unified2 parsing in node.js.

$ npm install unified2 
var unified2 = require('unified2');
parser = new unified2unified2.Parser('unified2.alert.14560142132', { offset: 0 });
parser.on('data', function(data) {
  // event data... 
parser.on('error', function(error) {
  // error 
parser.on('rollover', function() {
  // triggered when a rollover is detected (the file shrinks in size) 
parser.on('end', function(data) {
  // triggered when parser ends (e.g., out of data) 

It is often useful to wait for more data as the file is being written, e.g. by a Snort sensor.

Simply pass tail: true in the options for the parser to wait for more logs, e.g.:

var unified2 = require('unified2');
parser = new unified2unified2.Parser('unified2.alert.14560142132', { offset: 0, tail: true });

To stop the parser, you can do parser.stop() which will trigger an end event.

pass in DEBUG=unified2 as an environment variable to turn on debug logging.

Pretty fast! IO is async too, so by parallelizing parsers you can increase performance.

Here's reading ~4.6 MB and writing parsed objects (~34MB) to stdout.

unified2 (master*) $ time node tests/test.js > /tmp/test.js.output                                                                                                                                                                ~/src/unified2
node tests/test.js > /tmp/test.js  12.16s user 0.84s system 103% cpu 12.621 total

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