[Snort-devel] Snort and FPGA

Derek Schuff dschuff at ...2893...
Thu Sep 6 10:08:46 EDT 2007

Hi Michele,
You are right; there are dozens of articles on acceleration for pattern 
matching, but none of them really consider how to integrate them, and 
what the performance impacts are. I had a paper in this year's IPDPS 
that does present an integrated system (in the context of integrating 
IDS into the NIC), which is online at 
...or if you can't get the PDF from there it's on my page at 


Michele Scovazzi wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm an Italian student and I decided to do my thesis on IDS in a
> embedded evironment. I read a lot of articles on pattern matching of
> snort rules using FPGA, but all this articles don't mention any way to
> integrate the matching process into Snort code. So i will try do to
> that.
> Does anyone have already think about it?

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