[Snort-users] performance -- linux vs. solaris

diphen at ...108... diphen at ...108...
Wed Jan 17 20:59:38 EST 2001

Before you go springing for the Sparcs, I'd suggest you try out either
FreeBSD or OpenBSD on your intel hardware. The networking performance
would probably be rather better than Linux.

Just a thought.


On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 07:35:56PM -0600, Austad, Jay wrote:
> So, I need to buy a couple of boxes to sniff some extremely busy (average
> 40Mbit/sec) links.  I'm using a dual PIII 550 w/ linux and the CPU is pegged
> at 100% (only with the defrag module turned on).  
> How would the performance of this compare with it:
> http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hw/networking/netrax/X1/index.html
> 400Mhz UltraSparc w/128MB of RAM and solaris 8 for under $1000, if it will
> outperform the PIII 550 with Linux, I think I may have to order me up a few
> of those.
> Jay
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