[Snort-users] Snort running at 99% CPU

Ashley Thomas athomas at ...3539...
Sat Nov 3 18:06:03 EST 2001


Do you know how much Traffic volume is there on the wire ?

-ashley


Blake Frantz wrote:
> 
> Snort is consuming 99% CPU on a:
> 
> model name      : Pentium III (Coppermine)
> stepping        : 10
> cpu MHz         : 931.013
> cache size      : 256 KB
> 
> MemTotal:      1157752 kB
> MemFree:       1039896 kB
> 
> Version 1.8.1-RELEASE (Build 74)
> compiled with mysql support.
> 
> Sniffing a 100mbit wire, no packets dropping.
> 
> I was running snort in the same place with a celeron and the CPU never
> reached 99% (that was snort 1.8.0 (?) I think).  Same compile options.
> 
> Any ideas ?
> 
> -Blake
> 
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