This topic introduces the Decoder and Log Decoder configuration files that are visible in the Services Config view > Files tab.
The Decoder and Log Decoder configuration files are visible and editable in the Services Config view > Files tab. The Edit Core Services Configuration Files topic in the Hosts and Services Getting Started Guide provides general instructions for editing files.
Like other core Security Analytics services, both the Decoder and Log Decoder have an index file, and may also have a crashreporter, netwitness, and scheduler. The Decoder and Log Decoder index files are named index-decoder.xml and index-logdecoder.xml.
|GeoPrivate.ipl||This fixed parser takes the IP addresses and converts them to geographical locations. The locations are displayed through the Google Earth display.|
|NwFlex.parser||This is a generic parser definition language for extending the existing application protocol support of the Decoder.|
|feed-definitions.xml||Used to create custom feeds, this is the XML schema used by the Decoder to define a feed message when it creates a .feed file.|
|search.ini||This is the Search Parser configuration file, The Search Parser is a custom parser, used to generate metadata by scanning for pre‐defined keywords and regular expressions.|
|wlan-config.xml||This is the wireless LAN configuration file (9/9/2009). This file controls the 802.11 parsers. Its chief purpose is to control decryption of raw 802.11 frames captured by the Decoder.|