[Snort-users] Snort Performance Issues

Dan Hollis goemon at ...20...
Thu Aug 10 16:59:41 EDT 2000

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Dragos Ruiu wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Joe Magee wrote:
> > > How much Data (Kb, Mb,etc) per second can snort handle without dropping
> > > packets?
> > I am thinking a good 100bt card (dec tulip 21143) and a reasonably fast
> > CPU (K6/500,Duron,etc) should be able to handle 10 MBytes/sec of
> > traffic. A lot of it will depend on how complex a ruleset you are using.
> That configuration should be complete overkill for 10Mbps.
> I've seen 233MMX boxes handle long saturated 10Mbps 
> bursts with a tulip and about 1500 rules.  YMMV --dr

Are you talking 10mega__BITS__ or 10mega__BYTES__?

I was talking 10megaBYTES/sec. I doubt a 233MMX could handle saturated
100bt ethernet with 1500 rules.


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