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calculate duration of connection


I have these two log messages

Jul 2 10:21:50 id=firewall sn=0017C5C027C1 time="2013-07-02 17:21:50 UTC" fw= pri=6 c=262144 m=98 msg="Connection Opened" n=565679 src= dst= proto=tcp/https sent=64

ul 2 10:21:58 id=firewall sn=0017C5C027C1 time="2013-07-02 17:21:57 UTC" fw= pri=6 c=1024 m=537 msg="Connection Closed" n=606900 src= dst= proto=tcp/https sent=670 rcvd=473 spkt=8 rpkt=6 cdur=7366

As you can see the first one is for "Connection Opened" and the second "Connection Closed". Both the src and dst are the same so I believe this is a single stream. How do I calculate the total duration of this connection?

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There are many ways to tackle this problem. One is to use the transaction command, which will automatically create a field called duration for you. This example creates the transactions and formats a nice table

yoursearchhere ("Connection Opened" OR "Connection Closed")
| transaction src dst startswith="Connection Opened" endswith="Connection Closed"
| table _time as StartTime duration src dst
| fieldformat duration=tostring(duration,"duration")
| fieldformat StartTime=strftime(StartTime,"%x %X")
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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you are getting your timestamps indexed correctly, then the "duration" field which is created for every "transaction" event will show you your duration in seconds. In your example the duration should be "8", as the difference between the 10:21:50 and 10:21:58 in your timestamps.

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