[Snort-users] sizing a snort ids system?

Michael Cunningham archive at ...228...
Tue Aug 1 17:02:19 EDT 2000


I am trying to get my boss to let me install snort in our environment to 
improve security around here a bit. I am wondering how big of a 
system I should ask for and what type. 

I could probably con him into running it on linux, openbsd, or Solaris.
Linux and OpenBSD being x86 systems and Solaris being a sparc. 

What in your humble opinion is the best operating system to run snort 
under (for the best performance). I know OpenBSD rules security wise
but, I am more concerned about keeping up with 45 mbits of traffic that
comes down our t3. If you suggest linux or openbsd.. what size x86 
system should I get? If you suggest Solaris then what size sparc in your 
opinion would do the job?

Thanks for any help you can offer.... 

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