AutoFocus Miner Thought


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AutoFocus Miner Thought

Getting the minemeld engine up running the AutoFocus/TAXII redesign today, one thing I noticed while trying to create better and more targeted AutoFocus miners is that I cant create a list that maintains a specific “age”


Where many lists will allow an operator to call out the last 7 days or last 60 days of events, or being no older than that, AutoFocus only has the ability to code it for a range via JSON. Perhaps it would be a good feature to have them allow the database to process a JSON that’s a constantly no older than x? Would cut down on over producing data just to get cut back down inside minemeld.


I know it will let me find a range, but the range wont automatically follow along at a specific "Time to Live" of sorts. Might be a good idea?

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Hi @hallerr,

only the date in the query is static and set the initial start of the sliding window. After that, every hour, the sliding window is pushed ahead:

1 - At time 0 a query is performed to retrieve the last 30 days worth of indicators using a query with a static date (time 0 - 30 days)

2 - After that every hour, a new query is performed to retrieve the new indicators that have been added after the last query

3 - and every hour, indicators older than 30 days are aged out and removed from the feed/graph


You can achieve this today by tuning the config settings of the AF Miner. 30 days could also be an arbitrary time range.



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