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Custom Parsing with Lua

Question asked by Christopher Ahearn Employee on Dec 16, 2014
Latest reply on May 18, 2018 by Gayathri Pulla

For the past year and a half, I have been working with Lua on our packet and log decoders in the form of custom parsers.  During this time, I have come across some interesting ways that Lua has been able to help with organizations use cases.  This involved both the extraction of meta from raw network traffic or doing something else with previously generated meta in both packet and log decoders.

 

For those out in the community, are you writing your own Lua parsers?  Are there use-cases where this has become necessary?  Are there ideas out there where you feel a custom parser is necessary, but not sure how or where to start?  Have you written your own that you feel you would like to share? 

 

Thank you for reading and contributing.

 

Chris

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