[Snort-users] Sizing a system for gigabit backbone

Jason Boyer jason at ...418...
Tue Oct 31 09:42:30 EST 2000


I run a P3 500 with 128mb ram and its overkill for my 100mb switched network.

My .02 cents.

Jason

Archive User wrote:

> Hiya,
>
> I am trying to come up with some hardware recommendations
> for a new snort IDS system I want to put on my lan. Unfortunaly
> we are on a totally switched 100mbit network. I can setup a
> mirror port on one of my switches so I can link up with a
> giganit nic and sniff the entire lan, but I am totally lost
> when it comes to sizing a snort system for this level of traffic.
> I am thinking of going with freebsd or linux since I know I am going
> to need multiple procs. Would 2 x 1 ghz processors with a gig of ram work?
> Is anyone running a snort ids at these traffic levels?  Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks.. Mike
>
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