[Snort-sigs] Snort faster with rules containing a lot of content parameters

Alex McDonnell amcdonnell at sourcefire.com
Wed May 1 10:13:42 EDT 2019

Do you mean that your testing indicated that:

10 rules with 10 distinct content matches of 10 bytes
is faster than
10 rules with 2 distinct content matches of 10 bytes

Alex McDonnell

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 5:24 AM Carl Nykvist via Snort-sigs <
snort-sigs at lists.snort.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> Me and a friend is doing a project with some testing, and we see that
> Snort has higher throughput(Packets/second) when the number of rules with
> content parameter increases, and when the number of rules with content
> parameter are very few, Snort has very low throughput.
> Does anyone know the reason for this?
> Regards,
> Carl
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