Deploying Bro Cluster using Docker container technology

Hi guys,

I’m trying to deploy Bro Cluster using Docker container technology for my master’s research project on Network Function Virtualization.

The objective is to use pf_send and replay a pcap file obtained from

I configured PF_RING and created 5 containers as workers.

I guess here I’m violating what is cited in :

The PF_RING software for Linux has a “clustering” feature which will do flow-based load balancing across a number of processes that are sniffing the same interface". What I mean here is each container has it’s own interface and the workers are not listening on the same interface,so am I right or should I deploy the whole Bro Cluster just on one container ? I will appreciate any comment and guidance.

Best regards.


MSc Sécurité, Réseaux et e-Santé
Université Paris Descartes