Generating sample events
The tool provides a command to run either some or all sample events.
event-generator run [regexp]
Without arguments it runs all actions, otherwise only those actions matching the given regular expression.
The full command line documentation is here.
docker pull falcosecurity/event-generator:latest
Since some commands might alter your system, we strongly recommend that you run the program within a container (see below).
For example, some actions modify files and directories below
System Call Activity
syscall collection performs a variety of suspect actions that are detected by the default Falco ruleset.
docker run -it --rm falcosecurity/event-generator run syscall --loop
The above command loops forever, incessantly generating a sample event each second.
Kubernetes Auditing Activity
k8saudit collection generates activity that matches the k8s audit event ruleset.
event-generator run k8saudit --loop
The above command loops forever, creating resources in the current namespace and deleting them after each iteration. Use the
--namespace option to choose a different namespace.
Running the Event Generator in K8s
We've also provided a helm chart that make it easy to run the event generator in K8s Clusters.
First thing, we need to add the
falcosecurity charts repository:
helm repo add falcosecurity https://falcosecurity.github.io/charts
helm repo update
Once you have the helm repo configured, you can run the following to create the necessary objects in the
event-generator namespace and then generate events continuously:
helm install event-generator falcosecurity/event-generator \
--namespace event-generator \
--set config.loop=false \
The above command applies to the
event-generator namespace. Use the
--namespace option to deploy in a different namespace. Events will be generated in the same namespace.
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