[Snort-users] Free vs. Open

Florin Andrei florin at ...3506...
Tue Sep 25 17:37:03 EDT 2001


On Tue, 2001-09-25 at 16:55, Aaron Davidson wrote:
> 
> I have run Snort for a little while now, and would like to begin some 
> side-by-side comparisons with other NIDS. I am looking to test usability, 
> reliability and performance, primarily. I imagine the latter of the two 
> criteria will vary significantly depending upon the number and types of rules 
> used, and O/S Snort is implemented upon. Which leads to my question..

http://www.networkcomputing.com/1217/1217f2.html

> I wanted to know if any of you had a preference as to running Snort on Free 
> or Open BSD. Which do you think will be more reliable? Which will perform 
> better? Also, regardless of the OS implemented, I plan on recompiling the 
> kernel, and performing other optimizations. If any of you have any specific 
> suggestions regarding this, please feel free to interject.

Word-of-mouth has it :o) that OpenBSD is more secure.
But YMMV.

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