With Zeek

You need to run Zeek (formerly known as Bro), version 3.0 minimum (tested with 3.0 and 3.1) with the option -b and the location of the passiverecon/bare.zeek file. If you want to run it on the eth0 interface, for example, run (replace /usr/share/ivre by the appropriate location; use python -c 'import ivre.config; print(ivre.config.guess_prefix())' if you cannot find it):

$ mkdir logs
$ sudo LOG_PATH=logs/passiverecon \
>   zeek -b /usr/share/ivre/zeek/ivre/passiverecon/bare.zeek -C -i eth0

If you want to run it on the capture file (capture needs to a PCAP file), run:

$ mkdir logs
$ LOG_PATH=logs/passiverecon \
>   zeek -b /usr/share/ivre/zeek/ivre/passiverecon/bare.zeek -r capture

This will produce log files in the logs directory. You need to run a ivre passivereconworker to process these files. You can try:

$ ivre passivereconworker --directory=logs

This program will not stop by itself. You can kill it, it will stop gently (as soon as it has finished to process the current file).

You can also send the data from zeek to the database without using intermediate files:

$ zeek -b /usr/share/ivre/zeek/ivre/passiverecon/bare.zeek [option] \
>   | ivre passiverecon2db

With p0f

You need to install p0f v3, and use it with the option -o to produce an output file. Then, provide that output file to ivre p0f2db.

For now, only syn and syn+ack modes are supported.

Enjoying the results

You have several options, depending on what you want to do:

  • Command line interfaces (see also Passive network analysis in the screenshots gallery):

  • Python API: use the db.passive object of the ivre.db module.

  • Web interface:

    • Using ivre db2view, you can create or update a view with passive data, that can then be accessed by the view purpose (see Purposes), which includes the Web User Interface.


To show everything stored about an IP address or a network:

$ ivre ipinfo
$ ivre ipinfo

See the output of ivre help ipinfo and ivre help iphost.

Python module

To use the Python module, run for example:

$ python
>>> from ivre.db import db
>>> db.passive.get(db.passive.flt_empty)[0]

For more, run help(db.passive) from the Python shell.